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Public Interest Immunity: Judgments

Earl Russell asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern): Particulars of the judgments by Lord Scarman, Lord Donaldson of Lymington and Lord Justice Bingham mentioned in the statement on the Scott Report are contained in a detailed critique of the relevant passages in the Scott Report entitled Public Interest Immunity: Government Response to the Scott Report. Copies have been placed in the Printed Paper Office. I commend

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the whole document to noble Lords but the sections dealing with the authorities relied upon are paragraphs 2.10 to 2.24.

Mr. Kani Yilmaz

Lord Hylton asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What is the present situation of Mr. Kani Yilmaz, detained without trial in HMP Belmarsh; whether progress has been made in obtaining bail for him and when they expect a decision to be given on the application for his extradition.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch): Mr. Faysal Dunlayici (also known as Kani Yilmaz) is not detained to stand trial in the United Kingdom but is the subject of an extradition request from Germany. It is for the courts to decide on any application for bail Mr. Dunlayici might make. Under the terms of the Extradition Act 1989, no decision can be made on whether to order a person's return so long as proceedings on a habeas corpus application are pending. Mr. Dunlayici has made an application for habeas corpus. That application was due to be heard early in the New Year, but has been postponed at Mr. Dunlayici's request.

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