Clause 193 - National security

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 21st January 2003.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Conservative, Henley 11:15 am, 21st January 2003

I do not mean that criminals should be able to flee back to England after having committed crimes in Spain. I mean only that they should understand that the crime is also an offence in Britain. We are asking for dual criminality, and for the Home Secretary to be able to arbitrate in cases where dual criminality does not exist.