§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Caroline Flint)
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 Libraries of both Houses and can also be viewed on the Home Office website at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crimpol/oic/extradition/bill/documents.html.
The Government will be publishing their response to the representations in due course.