Backbench Business

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:27 pm on 20th April 2017.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East 3:27 pm, 20th April 2017

I am going to tease the hon. Gentleman a little. Let us say that Scotland became an independent country. Scotland would want to retain the European arrest warrant, because that is how it would be able to track criminals, but the Scottish Government and the Scottish people would want some kind of bar so that Scottish citizens would not automatically be transferred, especially if they wanted to appeal to the judicial system in Scotland. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that it is necessary to have some kind of bar before people are handed over?