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Double Jeopardy

Volume 406: debated on Tuesday 10 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to extend the exception to the rule of double jeopardy to offences other than those listed in schedule 4 of the Criminal Justice Bill. [116246]

It will be necessary to include in Schedule 4 to the Criminal Justice Bill additional offences of equal seriousness, arising from changes to sexual offences currently before Parliament in the Sex Offences Bill. Other than this we have no plans to extend the exception to the double jeopardy rule to other offences.