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

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Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

498

Clause     325,     page     188,     line     39,     after 'adviser', insert 'or tax adviser'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

521

Clause     325,     page     188,     line     40,     at end insert—

      '(d) the disclosure relates to money or property not exceeding the value of £1,000'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

499

Clause     325,     page     188,     line     45,     at end insert—

      '(c) to (or to a representative of) a client of the tax adviser in connection with the giving by the adviser of tax advice to the client.'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

512

Clause     327,     page     189,     line     19,     leave out 'a business in the regulated sector' and insert 'his trade, profession, business or employment'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

500

Clause     327,     page     189,     line     26,     after first 'officer', insert ', Inland Revenue officer'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

501

Clause     327,     page     189,     line     29,     after 'employer', insert 'or, as the case may be, his firm, company or voluntary organisation'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

502

Clause     327,     page     189,     line     31,     after 'employment', insert 'or, as the case may be, his activity with the firm, company or voluntary organisation'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

503

Clause     327,     page     189,     line     32,     after 'employer', insert 'or, as the case may be, his firm, company or voluntary organisation'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

513

Clause     327,     page     189,     line     33,     leave out subsection (6)


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

504

Clause     328,     page     189,     line     37,     after first 'officer', insert ', Inland Revenue

officer'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

522

Clause     328,     page     190,     line     2,     leave out from 'act' to end of line 4.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

505

Clause     328,     page     190,     line     3,     after 'officer', insert ', Inland Revenue officer'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

506

Clause     328,     page     190,     line     15,     after 'employer', insert 'or, as the case may be, his firm, company or voluntary organisation'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

507

Clause     328,     page     190,     line     17,     after 'employment', insert 'or, as the case may be, his activity with the firm, company or voluntary organisation'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

508

Clause     328,     page     190,     line     18,     after 'employer', insert 'or, as the case may be, his firm, company or voluntary organisation'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

509

Clause     329,     page     190,     line     28,     after 'an', insert 'indictable'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

525

Clause     329,     page     190,     line     34,     leave out 'suspects' and insert 'reasonably believes'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

510

Clause     329,     page     190,     line     39,     leave out paragraph (c).

   

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

514

Clause     329,     page     191,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(10A)   For the purposes of a disclosure to a nominated officer—

      (a) references to a person's employer include any body, association or organisation (including a voluntary organisation) in connection with whose activities the person exercises a function (whether or not for gain or reward), and

      (b) references to employment must be construed accordingly.'

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

511

Clause     329,     page     191,     line     33,     at end add—

    '(12)   "Tax adviser" means a professional who mainly and independently gives tax advice.

    (13)   "Tax advice" means the preparation and submission of tax returns, advice on tax planning, representation and defence of taxpayers before authorities and courts and the provision of overall advice in the area of taxation and complementary accounting and legal services.

    (14)   "Tax" means any form of taxation imposed by the laws of the United Kingdom or of another territory outside the United Kingdom.'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

546

Clause     331,     page     192,     line     18,     leave out 'or a money laundering investigation.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

547

Clause     331,     page     192,     line     39,     leave out 'a view to' and insert 'the intention of'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

548

Clause     332,     page     193,     line     17,     leave out 'Circuit Judge' and insert 'judge of the Crown Court.'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

549

Clause     335,     page     194,     line     33,     at end add—

    '(5)   There must be reasonable grounds for believing that it is in the public interest having regard—

      (a) to the benefit likely to accrue to the investigation if the material is obtained

      (b) to the circumstances under which the person in possession of the material holds it.'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

290

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

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

550

Clause     337,     page     195,     line     3,     leave out from first 'material' to end of line 4.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

474

Clause     337,     page     195,     line     10,     leave out 'may' and insert 'does'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

551

Clause     341,     page     197,     line     17,     at end insert 'but that the material cannot at the time of making the application be particularised.'.

   

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'.


   

Norman Baker
Mr Alastair Carmichael
Annette Brooke

552

Clause     347,     page     201,     line     30,     at end add—

    '(4)   In deciding whether information which may be provided is of substantial value, the court must be satisfied that the information is directly connected to determining whether someone is in possession of recoverable property and to any offence through which that property was obtained.'.


   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke

553

Clause     349,     page     202,     line     16,     leave out paragraph (d).


   

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).

 
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