The Minister of State, Home Office (Earl Ferrers)
My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to make provision about the jurisdiction of courts in England and Wales in relation to certain offences of dishonesty and blackmail; to amend the law about drug trafficking offences and to implement provisions of the Community Council Directive No.91/308/EEC; to amend Part VI of the Criminal Justice Act 1988; to implement provisions of the Community Council 853 Directive No.89/592/EEC and to amend and restate the law about insider dealing in securities; to enable regulations implementing Article 15 of the Community Council Directive No.89/646/EEC and Articles 6 and 7 of the Community Council Directive No.92/30/EEC to create offences punishable in the same way as offences under Sections 39,40 and 41 of the Banking Act 1987; to make it an offence to assist in or induce certain conduct which for the purposes of, or in connection with, the provisions of community law is unlawful in another member state; to provide for the introduction of safeguards in connection with the return of persons under backing of warrants arrangements; and for connected purposes. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(Earl Ferrers.)
§ On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.