Clause 170 - Delivery of seized property

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 16th January 2003.

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Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Criminal Justice System IT) 3:00 pm, 16th January 2003

I beg to move amendment No. 174, in

clause 170, page 90, line 31, at end insert—

'(7A) Subsection (2) applies to Scotland with the substitution of ''procurator fiscal'' for ''constable''.'.

This is a technical amendment. The Bill reflects the procedure in England and Wales that enables a police constable to hand over certain items, but it does not reflect the practice in Scotland, where procurators fiscal are responsible for such matters. The amendment remedies that anomaly.