HC Deb 27 June 1876 vol 230 cc499-500

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether negotiations are in progress for putting an end to the immunity from crime re- suiting from the possible annulment of the Extradition Treaty between this Country and the United States; and, whether he will give the House an opportunity during the present Session of discussing the policy of so amending the Extradition Act of 1870, as to enable a State, obtaining the committal and extradition of a prisoner, to put him upon his trial upon another charge, being in the list of extradition offences agreed upon between the two Countries, in addition to or in substitution for the charge upon which he has been committed and given up?


in reply, said, that his right hon. Friend the First Lord of the Treasury had requested him, in his own unavoidable absence, to inform his hon. and learned Friend that the Premier thought that in his remarks last night he had anticipated this Question, when he said that, in the opinion of the Government, it would not be advisable that any discussion on this subject should take place until the last despatch of Mr. Fish and the answer to it were upon the Table of the House.