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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 6th December 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].

   

Mr George Foulkes

141

Clause     94,     page     55,     line     22,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

142

Clause     94,     page     55,     line     22,     leave out 'if' and insert 'where'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

143

Clause     94,     page     55,     line     31,     leave out 'at any time before the accused is sentenced'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

144

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     4,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

145

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   But the court must treat the duty in subsection (6) as a power if it believes that any victim of the conduct has at any time started or intends to start proceedings against the accused in respect of loss, injury or damage sustained in connection with the conduct.'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

146

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     10,     leave out 'standard applicable in civil proceedings' and insert 'balance of probabilities'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

282

Page     56,     line     19,     leave out Clause 95.


   

Mr George Foulkes

148

Clause     96,     page     56,     line     32,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   But if section 94(6A) applies the recoverable amount is such amount as—

      (a) the court believes is just, but

      (b) does not exceed the amount found under subsection (1) or (2) (as the case may be).'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

149

Clause     96,     page     56,     line     36,     after '297', insert '(2)'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

302

Clause     98,     page     57,     line     38,     leave out from 'date' to end of line 41.


   

Mr George Foulkes

150

Clause     99,     page     58,     line     3,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

151

Clause     99,     page     58,     line     22,     after 'if', insert '(a)'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

152

Clause     99,     page     58,     line     23,     at end insert ', or

      (b) there would be a serious risk of injustice if the assumption were made.'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

153

Clause     100,     page     58,     line     43,     after 'Act', insert '(compensation orders)'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

154

Clause     100,     page     59,     line     4,     after '(c.43)', insert '(forfeiture orders)'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

155

Clause     102,     page     60,     line     36,     at end insert 'or if the accused has failed to comply with an order under section 105(1)'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

156

Clause     102,     page     60,     line     38,     leave out from 'conviction' to end of line 39.

   

Mr George Foulkes

157

Clause     102,     page     61,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   If—

      (a) proceedings are postponed for a period, and

      (b) an application to extend the period is made before it ends,

      the application may be granted even after the period ends.'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

158

Clause     103,     page     61,     line     17,     leave out 'or'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

159

Clause     103,     page     61,     line     18,     at end insert—

      '(c) make an order for the payment of compensation under section 249 of the Procedure Act.'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

160

Clause     103,     page     61,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   If the court sentences the accused for the offence (or any of the offences) concerned in the postponement period, after that period ends it may vary the sentence by—

      (a) imposing a fine on him,

      (b) making an order falling within section 100(3), or

      (c) making an order for the payment of compensation under section 249 of the Procedure Act.

    (3AB)   But the court may proceed under subsection (3A) only within the period of 28 days which starts with the last day of the postponement period.'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

161

Clause     104,     page     62,     line     12,     after '(2)', insert '—

      (a)'. 

   

Mr George Foulkes

162

Clause     104,     page     62,     line     13,     at end insert—

      '(b) must, if the prosecutor believes there would be a serious risk of injustice if a required assumption were made, include information he believes is relevant in connection with deciding whether it should not be made.'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

163

Clause     104,     page     62,     line     20,     after 'information', insert '—

      (a)'. 

   

Mr George Foulkes

164

Clause     104,     page     62,     line     21,     at end insert—

      '(b) he must give the court a further statement of information if it orders him to do so, and he must give it within the period the court orders'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

165

Clause     104,     page     62,     line     22,     leave out subsections (6) to (9).


   

Mr George Foulkes

166

Clause     105,     page     62,     line     37,     leave out 'If' and insert 'When'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

167

Clause     105,     page     62,     line     40,     leave out '(within the period it orders)'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

168

Clause     105,     page     62,     line     43,     after paragraph (b), insert ', within the period it orders'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

169

Clause     105,     page     62,     line     43,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Where by virtue of section 102 the court postpones proceedings under section 94, the period ordered by the court under subsection (1) shall be a period ending not less than six months before the end of the permitted period mentioned in section 102.'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

170

Clause     106,     page     63,     line     33,     leave out 'assertion' and insert 'allegation'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

171

Clause     107,     page     64,     line     6,     leave out 'date of conviction' and insert 'relevant date'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

172

Clause     107,     page     64,     line     13,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

173

Clause     107,     page     64,     line     23,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

174

Clause     107,     page     64,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   The recoverable amount for the purposes of section 94 is such amount as—

      (a) the court believes is just, but

      (b) does not exceed the amount found under section 96.'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

175

Clause     107,     page     64,     line     30,     leave out 'proceeding under section 94(6)(b)' and insert 'arriving at the just amount'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

176

Clause     107,     page     64,     line     31,     at end insert—

      '(aa) the amount found under section 96;'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

177

Clause     107,     page     64,     line     35,     leave out ', unless the order has' and insert 'and has not'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

178

Clause     107,     page     64,     line     41,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   If an order for payment of compensation under section 249 of the Procedure Act has been made against the accused in respect of the offence or offences concerned, section 100(5) and (6) do not apply.'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

179

Clause     108,     page     65,     line     43,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

180

Clause     108,     page     66,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(8A)   The recoverable amount for the purposes of section 94 is such amount as—

      (a) the court believes is just, but

      (b) does not exceed the amount found under section 96.'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

181

Clause     108,     page     66,     line     7,     leave out 'proceeding under section 94(6)(b)' and insert 'arriving at the just amount'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

182

Clause     108,     page     66,     line     8,     at end insert—

      '(aa) the amount found under section 96'.

 
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