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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 31st January 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE B


PROCEEDS OF CRIME BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [13th November and 22nd January].

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

626

Clause     420,     page     244,     line     10,     at end add 'but for no other purpose whatsoever.'


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

625

Clause     421,     page     244,     line     16,     at beginning insert—

       'Except as provided for in subsection (3) below,'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

602

Clause     421,     page     244,     line     22,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

603

Clause     421,     page     244,     line     29,     leave out paragraph (e).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

604

Clause     421,     page     244,     line     33,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

605

Clause     421,     page     244,     line     35,     leave out subsection (7).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

606

Clause     421,     page     245,     line     1,     leave out subsection (9).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

631

Clause     421,     page     245,     line     3,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a District Tax Inspector or higher grade'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

627

Clause     421,     page     245,     line     5,     after 'a', insert 'collector or higher grade'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

607

Clause     422,     page     245,     line     17,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

608

Clause     422,     page     245,     line     19,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

632

Clause     422,     page     245,     line     21,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a District Tax Inspector or higher grade'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

628

Clause     422,     page     245,     line     23,     after 'a', insert 'collector or higher grade'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

609

Clause     423,     page     245,     line     37,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke

617

Clause     423,     page     245,     line     37,     leave out 'or may be'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

610

Clause     423,     page     245,     line     39,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

611

Clause     423,     page     246,     line     2,     leave out paragraph (h).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

612

Clause     423,     page     246,     line     5,     leave out paragraph (i).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

613

Clause     423,     page     246,     line     6,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

639

Clause     423,     page     246,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   Any person making a disclosure in contravention of the conditions is guilty of an offence.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

635

Clause     423,     page     246,     line     20,     at beginning insert—

       'Except as provided for in subsection (8) below,'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

636

Clause     423,     page     246,     line     27,     after 'nature', insert 'directly relevant to the purposes of this Act'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

637

Clause     423,     page     246,     line     27,     at end add—

    '(10)   Information disclosed other than in accordance with the provisions of this section may not be used in any civil or criminal proceedings.'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

439

Clause     424,     page     246,     line     34,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

614

Clause     425,     page     247,     line     16,     leave out paragraph (e).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

615

Clause     425,     page     247,     line     19,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

616

Clause     425,     page     247,     line     21,     leave out subsection (7).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

619

Clause     425,     page     247,     line     27,     leave out subsection (9).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

633

Clause     425,     page     247,     line     29,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a District Tax Inspector or higher grade'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

629

Clause     425,     page     247,     line     31,     after 'a', insert 'collector or higher grade'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

620

Clause     426,     page     248,     line     3,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

634

Clause     426,     page     248,     line     5,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a District Tax Inspector or higher grade'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

630

Clause     426,     page     248,     line     7,     after 'a', insert 'collector or higher grade'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

621

Clause     427,     page     248,     line     24,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

622

Clause     427,     page     248,     line     26,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

623

Clause     427,     page     248,     line     33,     leave out paragraph (g).

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

624

Clause     427,     page     248,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Any person making a disclosure in contravention of the conditions is guilty of an offence'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

638

Clause     427,     page     249,     line     6,     at end add—

    '(8)   Information disclosed other than in accordance with the provisions of this section may not be used in any civil or criminal proceedings.'.


   

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).'.


   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke

618

Clause     434,     page     252,     line     14,     after 'officer', insert ', unless the reason for his removal or discharge is connected with these proceedings.'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

516

Schedule     8,     page     270,     line     23,     after 'Part 2', insert 'or 3'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

343

Schedule     8,     page     271,     line     8,     leave out from '3' to end of line 14 and insert '(courts of summary jurisdiction), after sub-paragraph (i) insert—

    "(j) proceedings under sections 294, 296, 297, [Victims] and 300 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2001".'.

   

Mr George Foulkes

601

Schedule     8,     page     272,     line     21,     at end insert—

      'Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 66)

    11A. (1) The Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 is amended as follows.

     (2) In section 5(4) (meaning of "qualified creditor") for the words from "has the meaning" to "1995" substitute "means a confiscation order under Part 2, 3 or 4 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002".'

     (3) In section 7(1) (meaning of "apparent insolvency") for the words from "has the meaning assigned" where second occurring to "said Act of 1994" where second occurring substitute " "confiscation order" and "restraint order" mean a confiscation order or a restraint order made under Part 2, 3 or 4 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002".

     (4) After section 31 (vesting of estate at date of sequestration) insert—

        "31A   Property subject to restraint order

           (1)   This section applies where—

      (a) property is excluded from the debtor's estate by virtue of section 405(2)(a) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (property subject to a restraint order),

      (b) an order under section 50, 52, 129, 201 or 203 of that Act has not been made in respect of the property, and

      (c) the restraint order is discharged.

            (2)   On the discharge of the restraint order the property vests in the permanent trustee as part of the debtor's estate.

            (3)   But subsection (2) does not apply to the proceeds of property realised by a management receiver under section 49(2)(d) or 200(2)(d) of that Act (realisation of property to meet receiver's remuneration and expenses).

        31B    Property in respect of which receivership or administration order is made

           (1)   This section applies where—

      (a) property is excluded from the debtor's estate by virtue of section 405(2)(b), (d) or (e) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (property in respect of which an order for the appointment of a receiver or administrator under certain provisions of that Act is in force), and

      (b) a confiscation order is made under section 6, 94 or 158 of that Act,

      (c) the amount payable under the confiscation order is fully paid, and

      (d) any of the property remains in the hands of the receiver or administrator (as the case may be).

           (2)   The property vests in the permanent trustee as part of the debtor's estate.

        31C    Property subject to certain orders where confiscation order discharged or quashed

           (1)   This section applies where—

      (a) property is excluded from the debtor's estate by virtue of section 405(2)(a), (b), (d) or (e) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (property in respect of which a restraint order or an order for the appointment of a receiver or administrator under that Act is in force),

      (b) a confiscation order is made under section 6, 94 or 158 of that Act, and

      (c) the confiscation order is discharged under section 31, 116 or 183 of that Act (as the case may be) or quashed under that Act or in pursuance of any enactment relating to appeals against conviction or sentence.

           (2)   Any property in the hands of a receiver appointed under Part 2 or 4 of that Act or an administrator appointed under Part 3 of that Act vests in the permanent trustee as part of the debtor's estate.

            (3)   But subsection (2) does not apply to the proceeds of property realised by a management receiver under section 49(2)(d) or 200(2)(d) of that Act (realisation of property to meet receiver's remuneration and expenses)."

       (5) In section 55 (effect of discharge) after subsection (2) insert—

            "(2A)   In subsection (2)(a) above the reference to a fine or other penalty due to the Crown includes a reference to a confiscation order made under Part 2, 3 or 4 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.".'

     
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