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Extradition

Volume 684: debated on Thursday 20 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 4 July, what are their reasons for stating that the case of the three NatWest Bank employees, awaiting extradition, is still sub judice.[HL6769]

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 12 July (WA 123), whether the requirement that “warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause” in the United States Bill of Rights is also a requirement under the British constitution and laws of the United Kingdom. [HL6972]

“Probable cause” does not form part of UK law, but, as I explained in my Written Answer of 12 July, this requirement is broadly comparable to the criteria for “information” set out in Section 71 of the Extradition Act 2003.