Extradition Bill — Clause 63 — Extradition Offences: Person Not Sentenced for Offence — 25 Mar 2003 at 18:32
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time.
Now that we have reached the final stage of scrutiny of the Bill in this House, it is appropriate that we should reflect on some of the key points that have emerged from our deliberations. The first point that I want to put on record is that nobody has sought to defend the United Kingdom's present extradition system. That has not been a point of contention between us. It simply cannot be right that fugitives can frustrate the system by bringing appeal after appeal, raising the same point each time, with the result that their cases can take years to resolve. The case for reform is overwhelming.
Question put, That the Bill be now read the Third time.
The House divided: Ayes 303, Noes 142.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||132 (+2 tell)||0||82.2%|
|Lab||298 (+2 tell)||0||0||73.2%|
|Martin Smyth||Belfast South||whilst UUP||no|