Clause 182 - Grant of free legal aid: Northern Ireland

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 16th January 2003.

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Photo of Mr Nick Hawkins Mr Nick Hawkins Conservative, Surrey Heath 3:45 pm, 16th January 2003

I am entirely happy with that. The Minister has confirmed the position. I moved the amendment to get that on record, and I thought that it was important to pay tribute to Mr. Clancy. I understand the Minister's point about the amendment's technical deficiency, but he will understand that we tabled it in the terms that were given to us by the Law Society of Scotland. It has been helpful to have that, and if we had not tabled the amendment, the Scottish Executive officials may not have been able to deal with it. We have achieved the objective and there is nothing between us, so I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 182 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 183 ordered to stand part of the Bill.