European Arrest Warrant and Surrender Procedures Between Member States

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Mr. Ainsworth: I put the interests of effective justice in a modern age ahead of the considerations to which the right hon. Gentleman refers. I do not feel that every foreigner is corrupt, politically motivated and intends to deal with—

Question put:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 6, Noes 1.

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Cairns, David
Farrelly, Paul
Francis, Dr. Hywel
Griffiths, Jane
Hopkins, Mr. Kelvin
Palmer, Dr. Nick

Wilkinson, Mr. John

Question accordingly agreed to.


    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 13425/01, Draft Council Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant and the Surrender Procedures between the Member States; and supports the Government's active participation in the debate on the draft Framework Decision and the Government's intention to ensure that extradition within the European Union takes place on the basis of the principles of mutual recognition.

        Committee rose at one minute past Seven o'clock.

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The following Members attended the Committee:
Griffiths, Mr. Win (Chairman)
Barrett, John
Cairns, David
Farrelly, Paul
Francis, Dr.

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Griffiths, Jane
Hopkins, Mr.
Palmer, Dr.
Wilkinson, Mr.

The following also attended, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(5):

Ainsworth, Mr. Bob (Parliamentary Under-Secretary

of State for the Home Office)

Cameron, Mr. David (Witney)

Caplin, Mr. Ivor (Hove)

Cryer, John (Hornchurch)

Dunwoody, Mrs. Gwyneth (Crewe and Nantwich)

Hawkins, Mr. Nick (Surrey Heath)

Heathcoat-Amory, Mr. David (Wells)

Henderson, Mr. Ivan (Harwich)

Hughes, Simon (Southwark, North and Bermondsey)

Goggins, Paul (Wythenshawe and Sale, East)

Maples, Mr. John (Stratford-on-Avon)

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