Clause 51

Policing and Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 24th February 2009.

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Extradition to category 2 territory

Amendments made: 218, in clause 51, page 63, line 34, leave out from ‘if’ to ‘is charged’ in line 35 and insert ‘—

(a) a person has been brought before the appropriate judge under section 72(3) or 74(3) but the extradition hearing has not begun; and

(b) the judge is informed that the person’.

Amendment 219, in clause 51, page 63, line 37, leave out ‘on the request to be deferred’ and insert

‘in respect of the extradition to be adjourned’.

Amendment 220, in clause 51, page 64, line 3, leave out ‘on the request to be deferred’ and insert

‘in respect of the extradition to be adjourned’.

Amendment 221, in clause 51, page 64, line 8, leave out from ‘if’ to ‘is in custody’ in line 9 and insert ‘—

(a) a person has been brought before the appropriate judge under section 72(3) or 74(3) but the extradition hearing has not begun; and

(b) the judge is informed that the person’.

Amendment 222, in clause 51, page 64, line 12, leave out ‘on the request to be deferred’ and insert

‘in respect of the extradition to be adjourned’.

Amendment 223, in clause 51, page 64, line 14, after ‘otherwise).’ insert—

‘(3) In a case where further proceedings in respect of the extradition are adjourned under subsection (2)—

(a) section 131 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (remand of accused already in custody) has effect as if a reference to 28 clear days in subsection (1) or (2) of that section were a reference to six months;

(b) Article 47(2) of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (period of remand in custody) has effect as if a reference to 28 days in—

(i) sub-paragraph (a)(iii), or

(ii) the words after sub-paragraph (b),

were a reference to six months.’.—(Mr. Coaker.)

Clause 51, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 52 ordered to stand part of the Bill.