Amendments proposed to the Extradition Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     34,     line     8     [Clause     66],     leave out from 'Wales,' to end of line 9 and insert 'a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) designated for the purposes of this Part by the Lord Chancellor;'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

54

Page     34,     line     13     [Clause     66],     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

55

Page     34,     line     16     [Clause     66],     leave out '(2)' and insert '(1)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     34,     line     18     [Clause     66],     leave out '(2)' and insert '(1)'.

   

Mr Chris Mullin
Mr John Burnett
Mr Alistair Carmichael

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Page     34,     line     34     [Clause     68],     at end add—

    '(3)   A territory may not be designated for the purposes of this Part unless that territory is—

      (a) a territory with which the United Kingdom has entered into a bilateral treaty governing extradition arrangements as between the United Kingdom and that territory, or

      (b) a territory with which the United Kingdom has entered into a multilateral treaty governing extradition arrangements as between the United Kingdom, that territory and one or more other territories.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

57

Page     36     [Clause     70],     leave out line 19.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

58

Page     36,     line     22     [Clause     70],     at end insert—

    '(6)   If a warrant issued under this section in respect of a person is directed to a service policeman, it may be executed in any place where the service policeman would have power to arrest the person under the appropriate service law if the person had committed an offence under that law.

    (7)   In any other case, a warrant issued under this section may be executed in any part of the United Kingdom.

    (8)   The appropriate service law is—

      (a) the Army Act 1955 (3&4Eliz.2 c.18), if the person in respect of whom the warrant is issued is subject to military law;

      (b) the Air Force Act 1955 (3&4Eliz.2 c.19), if that person is subject to air-force law;

      (c) the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c.53), if that person is subject to that Act.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     36,     line     38     [Clause     71],     at end insert—

      '(aa) inform him of the contents of the request for his extradition;'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

32

Page     37,     line     3     [Clause     71],     leave out 'does not apply to Scotland' and insert 'applies to Scotland with the omission of the words "by a constable"'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

60

Page     37     [Clause     72],     leave out line 33.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     37,     line     36     [Clause     72],     at end insert—

    '(6A)   If a warrant issued under this section in respect of a person is directed to a service policeman, it may be executed in any place where the service policeman would have power to arrest the person under the appropriate service law if the person had committed an offence under that law.

    (6B)   In any other case, a warrant issued under this section may be executed in any part of the United Kingdom.

    (6C)   The appropriate service law is—

      (a) the Army Act 1955 (3&4Eliz.2 c.18), if the person in respect of whom the warrant is issued is subject to military law;

      (b) the Air Force Act 1955 (3&4Eliz.2 c.19), if that person is subject to air-force law;

      (c) the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c.53), if that person is subject to that Act.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     38,     line     18     [Clause     73],     at end insert—

      '(aa) inform him that he is accused of the commission of an offence in a category 2 territory or that he is alleged to be unlawfully at large after conviction of an offence by a court in a category 2 territory;'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     38,     line     36     [Clause     73],     leave out 'does not apply to Scotland' and insert 'applies to Scotland with the omission of the words "by a constable"'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     40,     line     22     [Clause     77],     at end insert—

    '( )   The judge must decide the question in subsection (4)(a) on a balance of probabilities.'.

   

Mr John Burnett
Mr Alistair Carmichael

91

Page     40,     line     35     [Clause     78],     at end insert ';—

    (e)   injustice and oppression'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

65

Page     42,     line     3     [Clause     83],     leave out 'must' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr John Burnett
Mr Alistair Carmichael

93

Page     42     [Clause     83],     leave out lines 9 to 11.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

66

Page     43,     line     10     [Clause     85],     leave out 'must' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr John Burnett
Mr Alistair Carmichael

94

Page     43     [Clause     85],     leave out lines 16 to 18


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

14

Page     48,     line     25     [Clause     98],     at end insert—

    '( )   But, in relation to Scotland, an order to which this section applies must be made under the hand of one of these—

      (a) a member of the Scottish Executive or a junior Scottish Minister;

      (b) a senior official who is a member of the staff of the Scottish Administration.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     61,     line     33     [Clause     123],     at end insert—

    '(4)   Consent under this section which is given by a person before his case is sent to the Secretary of State for the Secretary of State's decision whether he is to be extradited must be given before the appropriate judge.

    (5)   Consent under this section which is given in any other case must be given to the Secretary of State.

    (6)   A person may not give his consent under this section before the appropriate judge unless—

      (a) he is legally represented before the appropriate judge at the time he gives consent, or

      (b) he is a person to whom subsection (7) applies.

    (7)   This section applies to a person if—

      (a) he has been informed of his right to apply for legal aid and has had the opportunity to apply for legal aid, but he has refused or failed to apply;

      (b) he has applied for legal aid but his application has been refused;

      (c) he was granted legal aid but the legal aid was withdrawn.

    (8)   In subsection (7) "legal aid" means—

      (a) in England and Wales, a right to representation funded by the Legal Services Commission as part of the Criminal Defence Service;

      (b) in Scotland, such legal aid as is available by virtue of section 182(1)(a) of this Act;

      (c) in Northern Ireland, such free legal aid as is available by virtue of sections 183and 184of this Act.

    (9)   For the purposes of subsection (6) a person is to be treated as legally represented before the appropriate judge if (and only if) he has the assistance of counsel or a solicitor to represent him in the proceedings before the appropriate judge.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     61,     line     35     [Clause     124],     leave out from 'person' to end of line 38 and insert 'gives his consent under section 123 to the appropriate judge.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

69

Page     62,     line     6,     leave out Clause 125.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

70

Page     70,     line     22     [Clause     138],     leave out from 'Wales' to the end of line 23 and insert 'a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) designated for the purposes of this Part by the Lord Chancellor;'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     70,     line     27     [Clause     138],     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

72

Page     70,     line     30     [Clause     138],     leave out '(2)' and insert '(1)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     70,     line     32     [Clause     138],     leave out '(2)' and insert '(1)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

6

Page     70,     line     40     [Clause     140],     after 'Scotland' insert 'only'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     74,     line     24     [Clause     145],     leave out subsections (6) and (7).


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

7

Page     80,     line     4     [Clause     154],     leave out 'omit subsection (6)(b)' and insert 'in subsection (6)(b) omit the words ", excluded material or special procedure material"'.



 
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