HL Deb 20 October 2003 vol 653 cc149-50WA
Baroness Hilton of Eggardon

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will make public the responses to the draft code of practice on the use of police powers under the Extradition Bill. [HL4960]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

I am today drawing the House's attention to the publication of the responses received by the Home Office to its consultation on a draft extradition code of practice.

The draft code of practice, which sets out the application and operation of police powers under Part 4 of the Extradition Bill, was published on 9 June 2003 and comments on the draft were invited by 8 September 2003.

Twenty-nine responses were received in total. Twenty-six authors have given permission for their responses to be made public and these are now available in the House Library and can also be viewed on the Home Office website at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crimpol/oic/extradition/bill/ documents.html

We will be publishing our response to the representations in due course.