Clause 17 - Speciality

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 9:25 am ar 14 Ionawr 2003.

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Photo of Mr John Burnett Mr John Burnett Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol, Torridge and West Devon 9:25, 14 Ionawr 2003

I take the point made by the hon. Member for Surrey Heath. The Minister gave an example of a trivial offence: I suppose that the non-payment of a parking ticket is a criminal offence. We understand the need for a de minimus provision, but the thrust of the amendment is that, if fresh proceedings are brought, the person who may be extradited must be aware of them and of the facts and the allegations behind them. I hope that the Minister will take that point in the same good faith in which it is

made by my hon. Friend and me, that he will consider it further and introduce some suitable safeguards.