(2) what external advice his Department has sought in connection with the review of arrest warrant applications;
(3) whether his Department’s review of arrest warrants will involve public consultation.
We have been considering the legal and practical issues relating to the issue of arrest warrants in international cases and in particular those relating to applications by private individuals. We have not yet completed our consideration of these issues. The Government do not have plans for a public consultation and have not sought external advice on the issues under consideration, but we will take full account of all representations received on this matter. Any proposals to change the legislation would be laid before Parliament in the normal way.