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

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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 Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

470

Clause     304,     page     175,     line     1,     leave out subsection (3).


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

471

Clause     306,     page     175,     line     19,     at end insert 'or property obtained through unlawful conduct'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

472

Clause     306,     page     176,     line     36,     leave out subsection (10).


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

473

Clause     307,     page     176,     line     45,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr George Foulkes

463

Clause     308,     page     177,     line     23,     after 'under', insert 'section 2 of the 1985 Act,'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

464

Clause     308,     page     177,     line     24,     after 'of', insert 'interim trustee or'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

465

Clause     308,     page     177,     line     27,     after 'or', insert 'in relation to Scotland, of a person whose estate has been sequestrated,'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

466

Clause     308,     page     177,     line     30,     at end insert 'or

      (f) in relation to Scotland, it is property comprised in the estate of a person who has granted a trust deed within the meaning of the 1985 Act.'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

467

Clause     308,     page     177,     line     41,     at end insert—

      '( ) the 1985 Act means the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c.66),'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

468

Clause     308,     page     177,     line     46,     at end insert 'or, in relation to Scotland, any property comprised in an estate to which the 1985 Act applies,'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

469

Clause     308,     page     178,     line     2,     after 'of', insert 'the 1985 Act,'.


   

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 Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

421

Clause     311,     page     180,     line     10,     leave out 'criminal' and insert 'unlawful'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

422

Clause     311,     page     180,     line     14,     leave out 'criminal' and insert 'unlawful'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

423

Clause     320,     page     185,     line     10,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1)   Conduct occurring in any part of the United Kingdom is unlawful conduct if it is unlawful under the criminal law of that part.

    (1A)   Conduct which—

      (a) occurs in any country outside the United Kingdom and is unlawful under the criminal law of that country; and

      (b) if it occurred in a part of the United Kingdom would be unlawful under the criminal law of that part

       is also unlawful conduct.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

424

Clause     320,     page     185,     line     14,     leave out 'criminal' and insert 'unlawful'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

425

Clause     320,     page     185,     line     18,     leave out second 'criminal' and insert 'unlawful'.

   

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 Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

426

Clause     321,     page     186,     line     11,     after 'he', insert 'knowingly'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

427

Clause     322,     page     186,     line     29,     after 'he', insert 'knowingly'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

428

Clause     323,     page     187,     line     2,     after 'he', insert 'knowingly'.


   

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'.

 
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