§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I beg to move, "That the Bill be now read a Second time."
411 It is thought to be as uncontroversial as the last Bill and luckily even shorter. The simple practical point is that the passage of this Bill will enable us to ratify a treaty which has been made with America for the extradition of offenders against the drug laws of either country. At the present moment offences against the laws relating to dangerous drugs are not included in the extradition treaties. This Bill, which is a two Clause Bill, will have the effect of putting offences against the Acts relating to dangerous drugs into the Schedule to the Extradition Act, 1870, a Schedule which contains a large number of offences for which offenders may be extradited. The House will agree that, in view of the fact that the drug traffic is now so world wide, this new treaty is an advantage, and I hope that the House will agree to the Motion.
§ Bill committed to a Committee of the Whole House for To-morrow.—[Mr. Stanley.]