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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 20th November 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE B


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

PROCEEDS OF CRIME BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [13th November].

Clause No. 6 (Making of order). Amendment (No. 30) proposed, in page 4, line 5, to leave out the words 'a balance of probabilities' and to insert the words 'the standard applicable for criminal proceedings'—(Mr Dominic Grieve.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

31

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     5,     leave out 'a balance of probabilities' and insert 'the standard applicable in civil proceedings'.


   

Mr David Tredinnick
Mr Boris Johnson

70

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     13,     at end add 'The provisions of this section may not be used to delay sentencing for more than three months.'.


   

Mr David Tredinnick
Mr Boris Johnson

71

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     15,     after 'to', insert 'not more than'.

   

Mr David Tredinnick
Mr Boris Johnson

72

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     17,     after 'benefit', insert 'the court may decide that'.


   

Mr David Tredinnick
Mr Boris Johnson

73

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     39,     after 'conduct', insert 'giving rise to benefit'.

   

Mr David Tredinnick
Mr Boris Johnson

74

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     40,     after 'obtained', insert 'from the proceeds of criminal conduct'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

32

Clause     10,     page     5,     line     30,     leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

    '(b)   to pay any sum which is a lawful and bone fide debt.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

75

Clause     10,     page     5,     line     33,     leave out subsection (3).


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

16

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     36,     leave out 'has a criminal lifestyle' and insert 'is an habitual criminal for gain'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke
Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins

24

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     37,     leave out 'must' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

51

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     37,     leave out 'make the following four assumptions' and insert 'follow the following four criteria'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

52

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     41,     leave out 'assumption' and insert 'criterion'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

53

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     1,     leave out 'assumption' and insert 'criterion'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke
Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins

25

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     1,     after 'property', insert 'transferred to the defendant after the relevant day and'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

54

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     5,     leave out 'assumption' and insert 'criterion'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

55

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     8,     leave out 'assumption' and insert 'criterion'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

56

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     11,     leave out 'make a required assumption' and insert 'follow any such criterion'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke

26

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     13,     leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

    '(a)   The Director does not lead sufficient evidence to establish the assumption on the balance of probabilities; or

    (aa)   The defendant leads evidence to entitle the court to refuse to make the assumption; or'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

34

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     13,     leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

    '(a)   the defendant adduces evidence which is sufficient to raise an issue with respect to the matter and the prosecution fails to prove its case on the matter.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

57

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     13,     leave out 'assumption is shown to be incorrect' and insert 'criterion is shown to be inapplicable'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

58

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     14,     leave out 'assumption were made' and insert 'criterion were followed'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

76

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(c)   there is no rational connection between the facts proved in proceedings leading to the trigger convictions and the facts adduced for consideration of the assumptions.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

59

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     15,     leave out from 'not' to 'it' and insert 'follow one or more of such criteria'.


   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke

61

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     41,     leave out from 'made' to end of line 42.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

36

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     42,     at end add—

    '(6)   An order under subsection (4)—

    (a)   may be made after the end of the specified period, but

    (b)   must not be made after the end of the period of 12 months starting with the day on which the confiscation order is made.'


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

37

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   For the purposes of this section no amount is required to be paid under a confiscation order if—

    (a)   an application has been made under section 12(4),

    (b)   the application has not been determined by the court, and

    (c)   the period of 12 months starting with the day on which the confiscation order was made has not ended.'


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

60

Clause     14,     page     7,     line     35,     leave out subsection (7).


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

77

*Clause     15,     page     7,     line     41,     after 'may', insert 'if it thinks fit'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke

27

Clause     15,     page     8,     line     4,     leave out 'two years' and insert 'six months'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

78

*Clause     17,     page     9,     line     21,     after 'court', insert 'and the defendant'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

79

*Clause     17,     page     9,     line     25,     after 'it', insert 'and the defendant'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke

62

Clause     17,     page     9,     line     25,     at end insert 'The content of the statement shall be drawn up in a manner which conforms to guidance issued to the Director by the Secretary of State under section 2(5).'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

17

Clause     17,     page     9,     line     26,     leave out 'has a criminal lifestyle' and insert 'is an habitual criminal for gain'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

18

Clause     17,     page     9,     line     30,     leave out 'has a criminal lifestyle' and insert 'is an habitual criminal for gain'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke

28

Clause     17,     page     9,     line     36,     leave out 'serious'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

19

Clause     17,     page     9,     line     41,     leave out 'has a criminal lifestyle' and insert 'is an habitual criminal for gain'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

80

*Clause     17,     page     10,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(c)   he must give a copy of the further statement to the defendant, within any period that the court orders.'.

 
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