New clause 8 - Trivial offences

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 21st January 2003.

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Photo of Edward O'Hara Edward O'Hara Labour, Knowsley South 4:00 pm, 21st January 2003

I was coming on to members of the Committee. I congratulate the Minister on conducting proceedings with great panache, and the same applies to the chief spokesmen for the Opposition parties. The hon. Member for Surrey Heath was absolutely right when he said that our proceedings have been unfailingly courteous, which is important when such serious matters are being debated. When not dripping with courtesy, our proceedings were at least good-humoured, which made my job much easier.

At the end of our proceedings, I do not know whether we have a cast-iron, copper-bottomed commitment, which sounds like a masterpiece of the tinker's craft, but it is time to conclude.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

Committee rose at fourteen minutes past Four o'clock.