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

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Mr Bob Ainsworth

336

Clause     300,     page     173,     line     41,     leave out '297(5)' and insert '[Victims]'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

337

Clause     302,     page     174,     line     17,     leave out 'Property' and insert 'Recoverable property obtained through unlawful conduct'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

338

Clause     303,     page     174,     line     27,     leave out 'the original property or of' and insert 'recoverable property, whether the original property or'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

339

Clause     303,     page     174,     line     31,     after 'of', insert 'recoverable'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

340

Clause     310,     page     178,     line     25,     at end insert 'or (7)'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

341

Clause     310,     page     179,     line     14,     leave out 'by virtue of section 267' and insert 'under section 267 (including one made by virtue of section 276)'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

342

Clause     310,     page     179,     line     43,     at end add—

    '( )   Proceedings against any person for an offence are concluded when—

      (a) the person is convicted or acquitted,

      (b) the prosecution is discontinued or, in Scotland, the trial diet is deserted simpliciter, or

      (c) the jury is discharged without a finding'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 5

Consent orders: pensions

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This section applies where recoverable property to which proceedings under this Chapter relate includes rights under a pension scheme.

    (2)   A recovery order made by virtue of section 276—

      (a) may not provide for the rights to be vested in the trustee for civil recovery, but

      (b) may include provision imposing the following requirement, if the trustees or managers of the scheme are parties to the agreement by virtue of which the order is made.

    (3)   The requirement is that the trustees or managers of the pension scheme—

      (a) make a payment in accordance with the agreement, and

      (b) give effect to any other provision made by virtue of this section in respect of the scheme.

    (4)   The trustees or managers of the pension scheme have power to enter into any agreement to which a recovery order made by virtue of section 276 may give effect.

    (5)   The following provisions apply in respect of a recovery order made by virtue of section 276, so far as it includes the requirement mentioned in subsection (3).

    (6)   The order overrides the provisions of the pension scheme to the extent that they conflict with the requirement.

    (7)   The order may provide for the recovery by the trustees or managers of the scheme (whether by deduction from any amount which they are required to pay in pursuance of the agreement or otherwise) of costs incurred by them in—

      (a) complying with the order, or

      (b) providing information, before the order was made, to the enforcement authority, interim receiver or interim administrator.

    (8)   Sections 273(6) and 274 (read with section 275) apply as if the requirement were included in an order made by virtue of section 273(2).

    (9)   Section 275(3) to (6) has effect for the purposes of this section.'.


Victims

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A person who claims that any cash detained under section 294, or any part of it, belongs to him may apply to a magistrates' court or (in Scotland) the sheriff for the cash or part to be released to him.

    (2)   The application may be made in the course of proceedings under section 294 or 297 or at any other time.

    (3)   If it appears to the court or sheriff concerned that—

      (a) the applicant was deprived of the cash or part, or of property which it represents, by unlawful conduct,

      (b) the property he was deprived of was not, immediately before he was deprived of it, recoverable property, and

      (c) the cash or part belongs to him,

    the court or sheriff may order the cash or part to be released to the applicant.'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

283

Clause     320,     page     185,     line     23,     leave out 'or a pecuniary advantage'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

284

Clause     320,     page     185,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   If a person obtains a pecuniary advantage as a result of or in connection with conduct, he is to be taken to obtain as a result of or in connection with the conduct a sum of money equal to the value of the pecuniary advantage.'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

285

Clause     320,     page     185,     line     28,     leave out 'or pecuniary advantage'.


   

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

97

Clause     324,     page     187,     line     33,     at end insert ', and he was directly involved in the activities by virtue of which the business is regulated.'.

   

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

99

Clause     324,     page     187,     line     35,     after 'customs officer', insert 'Inland Revenue officer'.

   

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

98

Clause     324,     page     187,     line     40,     after 'adviser', insert 'or chartered accountant or chartered taxation adviser'.

   

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

100

Clause     324,     page     188,     line     6,     after 'employer', insert 'or, as the case may be, his firm, company or voluntary organisation.'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

286

Clause     329,     page     190,     line     40,     leave out 'or a pecuniary advantage'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

287

Clause     329,     page     190,     line     41,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   If a person obtains a pecuniary advantage as a result of or in connection with conduct, he is to be taken to obtain as a result of or in connection with the conduct a sum of money equal to the value of the pecuniary advantage.'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

288

Clause     329,     page     191,     line     4,     leave out 'or pecuniary advantage'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

289

Clause     329,     page     191,     line     6,     leave out subsection (8) and insert—

    '(8)   Property is all property wherever situated and includes—

      (a) money;

      (b) all forms of property, real or personal, heritable or moveable;

      (c) things in action and other intangible or incorporeal property.'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

267

Clause     329,     page     191,     line     19,     leave out 'but excluding a lease which is not a long lease'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

290

Clause     337,     page     195,     line     2,     leave out 'may' and insert 'does'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

291

Clause     341,     page     197,     line     25,     after 'constable' insert 'or a customs officer'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

292

Clause     342,     page     199,     line     7,     after 'constable' insert 'or a customs officer'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

293

Clause     352,     page     203,     line     27,     leave out 'a senior' and insert 'an'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

294

Clause     357,     page     206,     line     36,     leave out subsections (1) to (3).


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

295

Clause     358,     page     207,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   An accredited financial investigator, constable or customs officer may not make an application for a customer information order unless he is authorised to do so by a senior appropriate officer.'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

296

Clause     358,     page     207,     line     16,     leave out 'police officer' and insert 'constable'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

297

Clause     358,     page     207,     line     18,     leave out 'police officer' and insert 'constable'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

298

Clause     359,     page     208,     line     10,     leave out 'application' and insert 'order'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

299

Clause     362,     page     209,     line     7,     leave out subsections (2) to (4).


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

300

Clause     363,     page     209,     line     15,     leave out subsections (1) to (3).


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

301

Clause     432,     page     251,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Property is obtained by a person if he obtains an interest in it.

    (4B)   References to an interest, in relation to property other than land, include references to a right (including a right to possession).'.

 
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