Clause 148 - The appropriate judge

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:00 am ar 16 Ionawr 2003.

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Photo of Mr Nick Hawkins Mr Nick Hawkins Ceidwadwyr, Surrey Heath 10:00, 16 Ionawr 2003

It has been useful to hear the Minister's explanation. I am perfectly happy with that. It seems entirely sensible. We are not unhappy with the proposal. JPs can issue domestic warrants, so it seems entirely appropriate. It is also nice for those of us who were fans of the celebrated book about the Irish RM to see the words ''resident magistrate'' in legislation. The book was turned into a successful television series. It is nice to see that resident magistrates still appear in Northern Ireland. Having raised the matter and heard the Minister's explanation, I do not intend to pursue it any further.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 148 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 149 to 152 ordered to stand part of the Bill.