HL Deb 17 July 1845 vol 82 c617
The Earl of Aberdeen

laid on the Table a Bill for facilitating the Execution of the Treaties with France and the United States of America, for the Apprehension of certain Offenders. We had received from France and America all the offenders for whom we had applied; but in consequence of technical difficulties, it had been found impossible to surrender to France any one offender, and to America only one or two. The Bill provided only that the warrant of the Secretary of State should in all cases be directed to some one of the police magistrates of the Metropolis, instead of the magistrates generally throughout the country, so uniformity of decision should be secured.

Bill read 2a.

House adjourned.