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Friday 4th January 2002


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STANDING COMMITTEE B

PROCEEDS OF CRIME BILL

NOTE

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


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

449

*Clause     288,     page     167,     line     7,     leave out from 'property' to 'and' in line 8.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

450

*Clause     288,     page     167,     line     13,     leave out from 'property' to 'and' in line 14.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

451

*Clause     288,     page     167,     line     29,     at end insert—

      '(c) are exercisable by a constable in relation to subsections (2) and (3) only if he has reasonable grounds for suspecting that an offence has been committed.'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

321

Clause     288,     page     167,     line     32,     leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

      '(b) postal orders,

      (c) cheques of any kind, including travellers' cheques,

      (d) bankers' drafts,

      (e) bearer bonds and bearer shares'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

322

Clause     288,     page     167,     line     35,     leave out subsection (7) and insert—

    '(7)   Cash also includes any kind of monetary instrument which is found at any place in the United Kingdom, if the instrument is specified by the Secretary of State by an order made after consultation with the Scottish Ministers'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

452

*Clause     289,     page     168,     line     2,     leave out from 'approval' to end of line 3.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

408

Clause     289,     page     168,     line     5,     leave out from 'officer' to the end of line 6.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

409

Clause     289,     page     168,     line     11,     leave out subsections (4) to (9).

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

443

*Clause     289,     page     168,     line     13,      after 'Commissioners' insert 'of Customs and Excise'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

323

Clause     289,     page     168,     line     22,     after first 'the', insert 'customs'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

324

Clause     290,     page     169,     line     2,     leave out from 'exercised' to end of line 3 and insert 'in cases where the customs officer or constable who exercised them is required to give a report under section 289(6)'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

410

Page     168,     line     36,     leave out Clause 290.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

453

*Clause     291,     page     169,     line     26,     leave out subsection (6).


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

454

*Clause     292,     page     170,     line     4,     leave out subsection (6).


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

455

*Clause     293,     page     170,     line     14,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

325

Clause     293,     page     170,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   A customs officer or constable may also seize cash part of which he has reasonable grounds for suspecting to be—

      (a) recoverable property, or

      (b) intended by any person for use in unlawful conduct,

    if it is not reasonably practicable to seize only that part.'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

444

*Clause     293,     page     170,     line     15,     after 'cash' insert 'if it or, as the case may be, the part to which his suspicion relates, is'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

456

*Clause     294,     page     170,     line     24,     leave out 'three months' and insert 'one month'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

457

*Clause     294,     page     170,     line     27,     leave out 'two years' and insert 'six months'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

411

Clause     294,     page     170,     line     33,     leave out 'a procurator fiscal' and insert 'the Scottish Ministers'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

412

Clause     294,     page     170,     line     35,     leave out 'either of'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

413

Clause     294,     page     170,     line     35,     leave out 'conditions' and insert 'condition'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

414

Clause     294,     page     170,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Before making an order under this section, the court must take into account any representations made to it by any person whom the court thinks is likely to be affected by the order.

    (4B)   In making representations to the court under subsection (4A), any person whom the court thinks is likely to be affected by the order shall be entitled to appear before the court.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

415

Clause     294,     page     170,     line     36,     leave out subsections (5) and (6).

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

326

Clause     294,     page     170,     line     41,     leave out from beginning to 'is' and insert 'with which the cash'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

327

Clause     294,     page     171,     line     1,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

416

Clause     294,     page     171,     line     7,     leave out 'second'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

328

Clause     294,     page     171,      leave out lines 8 to 11 and insert 'that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the cash is intended to be used in unlawful conduct and that either—

      (a) its continued detention is justified while its intended use is further investigated or consideration is given to bringing (in the United Kingdom or elsewhere) proceedings against any person for an offence with which the cash is connected, or

      (b) proceedings against any person for an offence with which the cash is connected have been started and have not been concluded'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

445

*Clause     294,     page     171,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   An application for an order under subsection (2) may also be made in respect of any cash seized under section 293(1A), and the court, sheriff or justice may make the order if satisfied that—

      (a) the condition in subsection (5) or (7) is met in respect of part of the cash, and

      (b) it is not reasonably practicable to detain only that part'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

446

*Clause     295,     page     171,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '( )   In the case of cash detained under section 294 which was seized under section 293(1A), the customs officer or constable must, on paying it into the account, release the part of the cash to which the suspicion does not relate'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

417

Clause     295,     page     171,     line     18,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

447

*Clause     295,     page     171,     line     18,     after 'cash' insert 'or, as the case may be, the part to which the suspicion relates'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

458

*Clause     296,     page     171,     line     25,     after 'seized', insert 'or by a person claiming ownership of the cash and without objection from the person from whom the cash was seized'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

330

Clause     296,     page     171,     line     25,     leave out from second 'the' to end of line 27 and insert 'conditions in section 294 for the detention of the cash are no longer met in relation to the cash to be released'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

331

Clause     296,     page     171,     line     33,     leave out from 'forfeiture' to 'until' and insert 'under section 297, or for its release under section [Victims], is made'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

418

Clause     296,     page     171,     line     36,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

332

Clause     296,     page     171,     line     39,     leave out subsection (6).



 
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