Clause 161 - Search of person on arrest

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 16th January 2003.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Conservative, Henley 2:45 pm, 16th January 2003

I rise in support of my hon. Friend's judicious suggestion. Can he clarify what he envisages under the term ''hat''? A Rastafarian who is asked to remove his hat may claim that it is an article of religious importance. I wonder, a fortiori, whether a Sikh would take umbrage at being asked to remove his turban. Does my hon. Friend think that a turban constitutes a hat for the purposes of his amendment?