Clause 83 - Case where person has not been convicted

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 14th January 2003.

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Photo of Mr Kevin Hughes Mr Kevin Hughes Labour, Doncaster North 3:15 pm, 14th January 2003

That takes some doing, as my hon. Friend well knows. I see no point in having a summary of a statement. If I read the provision correctly, it means that I make a statement and someone else provides their interpretation in a summary, which a judge examines before taking a decision. If someone else writes a summary, it is their opinion of what I

said, but I want the judge to see exactly what I said rather than what someone else thinks I said. I ask the Minister to reflect further on the problem.