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Tuesday 8th 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

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).


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

459

Clause     297,     page     172,     line     10,     after 'satisfied', insert 'to the criminal standard of proof'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

460

Clause     297,     page     172,     line     10,     after 'satisfied', insert 'to the civil standard of proof'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

333

Clause     297,     page     172,     line     16,     leave out subsections (4) and (5).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

419

Clause     297,     page     172,     line     17,     leave out 'other than' and insert 'including'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

334

Clause     297,     page     172,     line     29,     leave out subsection (6).


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

461

Clause     298,     page     172,     line     35,     after 'cash', insert 'or any person claiming that any cash detained under section 294 belongs to him'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

335

Clause     300,     page     173,     line     20,     leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert—

    '(1A)   If, for any period after the initial detention of the cash for 48 hours, the cash was not held in an interest-bearing account while detained, the court or sheriff may order an amount of compensation to be paid to the applicant.

    (1B)   The amount of compensation to be paid under subsection (1A) is the amount the court or sheriff thinks would have been earned in interest in the period in question if the cash had been held in an interest-bearing account.

    (1C)   If the court or sheriff is satisfied that, taking account of any interest to be paid under section 295 or any amount to be paid under subsection (1A), the applicant has suffered loss as a result of the detention of the cash and that the circumstances are exceptional, the court or sheriff may order compensation (or additional compensation) to be paid to him.

    (1D)   The amount of compensation to be paid under subsection (1C) is the amount the court or sheriff thinks reasonable, having regard to the loss suffered and any other relevant circumstances'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

420

Clause     300,     page     173,     line     21,     leave out 'exceptional' and insert 'such that the court or sheriff considers them reasonable'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

336

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


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

462

Clause     301,     page     174,     line     3,     leave out from 'is' to end of line 5 and insert '£10,000'.

 
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