Amendments proposed to the Proceeds of Crime Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr George Foulkes

259

Clause     149,     page     90,     line     9,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr George Foulkes

260

Clause     150,     page     90,     line     31,     leave out paragraph (f) and insert—

      '(f) references to an interest, in relation to land in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, are to any legal estate or equitable interest or power;

      (g) references to an interest, in relation to land in Scotland, are to any estate, interest, servitude or other heritable right in or over land, including a heritable security;

      (h) references to an interest, in relation to property other than land, include references to a right (including a right to possession).'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

261

Clause     152,     page     91,     line     29,     after 'satisfied', insert 'or discharged'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

262

Clause     152,     page     91,     line     32,     leave out 'person who made the application' and insert 'prosecutor'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

263

Clause     154,     page     92,     line     19,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr George Foulkes

264

Clause     154,     page     92,     line     23,     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4)   An offence of conspiring, inciting or attempting to commit an offence falling within subsections (1) to (3) is a drug trafficking offence.'.


   

Mr George Foulkes

265

Clause     156,     page     92,     line     44,     leave out '(11)' and insert '(12)'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

266

Clause     156,     page     93,     line     8,     leave out '(10)' and insert '(11)'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 3

Seizure

   

Mr George Foulkes

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   If a restraint order is in force a constable may seize any realisable property to which it applies to prevent its removal from Scotland.

    (2)   Property seized under subsection (1) must be dealt with in accordance with the directions of the court which made the order.'.


Recall and variation of order

   

Mr George Foulkes

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The prosecutor and any other person affected by an order made under section 127 or 129 may apply to the court to vary or recall the order.

    (2)   On an application under this section the court—

      (a) may vary the order;

      (b) may recall the order.

    (3)   But in the case of an order under section 127—

      (a) if the condition in section 121 which was satisfied was that proceedings were started or an application was made, the court must recall the order on the conclusion of the proceedings or of the application (as the case may be);

      (b) if the condition which was satisfied was that an investigation was started or an application was to be made, the court must recall the order if within a reasonable time proceedings for the offence are not started or the application is not made (as the case may be).'.


Appeals

   

Mr George Foulkes

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   If on an application for an order under section 127 or 129 the court decides not to make one, the prosecutor may appeal to the Court of Session against the decision.

    (2)   If the court makes an order under section 127 or 129 the following persons may appeal to the Court of Session in respect of the court's decision—

      (a) the prosecutor;

      (b) any person affected by the order.

    (3)   If on an application for an order under section 136 the court decides not to make one, the person who applied for the order may appeal to the Court of Session against the decision.

    (4)   If the court makes an order under section 136, the following persons may appeal to the Court of Session in respect of the court's decision—

      (a) the person who applied for the order;

      (b) any person affected by the order;

      (c) the administrator.

    (5)   The following persons may appeal to the Court of Session against a decision of the court on an application under section (Recall and variation of order)—

      (a) the person who applied for the order in respect of which the application was made;

      (b) any person affected by the court's decision;

      (c) the administrator.

    (6)   On an appeal under this section the Court of Session may—

      (a) confirm the decision, or

      (b) make such order as it believes is appropriate.'.


Time for making order

   

Mr George Foulkes

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    'A confiscation order must be made before the court sentences the accused for the offence (or any of the offences) concerned.'.


Inadequacy of available amount: discharge of order (No. 2)

   

Mr George Foulkes

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

    (1)   This section applies if—

      (a) a court has made a confiscation order,

      (b) the prosecutor applies to the court to discharge the order under this section, and

      (c) the amount remaining to be paid under the order is less than £1,000.

    (2)   In such a case the court must calculate the available amount, and in doing so it must apply section (J804) as if references to the time the consfiscation order is made were to the time of the calculation and as if references to the date of the confiscation order were to the date of the calculation.

    (3)   If the court—

      (a) finds that the available amount (as so calculated) is inadequate to meet the amounts remaining to be paid, and

      (b) is satisfied that the inadequacy is due wholly to a specified reason or a combination of specified reasons,

       it may discharge the confiscation order.

    (4)   The specified reasons are—

      (a) in a case where any of the realisable property is situated in Scotland and consists of money in a currency other than sterling, that fluctuations in currency exchange rates have occurred;

      (b) any reason specified by the Scottish Ministers.

    (5)   The Scottish Ministers may by order vary the amount for the time being specified in subsection (1)(c).'


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

119

Clause     164,     page     97,     line     3,     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

120

Clause     165,     page     97,     line     9,     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 164(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 Bob Ainsworth

121

Clause     185,     page     112,     line     22,     leave out subsection (11).


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

122

Clause     200,     page     120,     line     34,     leave out from 'property' to end of line 35.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

123

Clause     200,     page     120,     line     39,     leave out 'sell' and insert 'realise'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

124

Clause     200,     page     121,     line     32,     after '(2)(b)' insert 'or (d)'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

125

Clause     200,     page     121,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(8A)   The court may order that a power conferred by an order under this section is subject to such conditions and exceptions as it specifies.'


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

126

Clause     202,     page     122,     line     14,     leave out from 'property' to end of line 15.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

127

Clause     202,     page     123,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(8A)   The court may order that a power conferred by an order under this section is subject to such conditions and exceptions as it specifies.'


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

128

Clause     203,     page     123,     line     28,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(2)   But this section does not apply if—

      (a) the confiscation order was made by the Court of Appeal, and

      (b) when the Crown Court comes to proceed under this section the confiscation order has been satisfied.'


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

129

Clause     204,     page     124,     line     9,     leave out from 'property' to end of line 10.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

130

Clause     204,     page     125,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(8A)   The court may order that a power conferred by an order under this section is subject to such conditions and exceptions as it specifies.'



 
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