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544.     The Bill will have no effect on the private or voluntary sectors. Therefore no regulatory impact assessment is necessary to accompany the Bill.


545.     Clause 201 provides for the Bill to come into force on such date as the Secretary of State directs by order.


546.     Section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998 requires the Minister in charge of a Bill in either House of Parliament to make a statement, before second reading, about the compatibility of the provisions of the Bill with the Convention rights (as defined by section 1 of that Act). The Home Secretary has made the following statement:

    In my view the provisions of the Extradition Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.

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