Amendments proposed to the Proceeds of Crime, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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NEW CLAUSE RELATING TO PART 5

Performance of functions of Scottish Ministers by constables in Scotland (No. 2)

   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

          '(1)   In Scotland, a constable engaged in temporary service with the Scottish Ministers in connection with their functions under this Part may perform functions, other than those specified in subsection (2), on behalf of the Scottish Ministers.

          (2)   The specified functions are the functions conferred on the Scottish Ministers by—

          (a) section 373(1) (production orders),

          (b) section 375(2) (entry orders),

          (c) section 379(4) (supplementary to production and entry orders),

          (d) section 380(1) (search warrants),

          (e) section 384(1) (disclosure orders),

          (f) section 389(4) (supplementary to disclosure orders),

          (g) section 390(1) (customer information orders),

          (h) section 396(4) (supplementary to customer information orders),

          (i) section 397(1) (account monitoring orders),

          (j) section 401(4) (supplementary to account monitoring orders).'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

57

Page     148,     line     36     [Clause     249],     at end insert—

    '(3)   No powers conferred by this Part are exercisable in relation to any property which is, or represents, property obtained through unlawful conduct prior to the coming into force of this Part.'.


   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke

201

Page     149,     line     10     [Clause     250],     leave out 'decide on a balance of probabilities' and insert 'give the benefit of the doubt to the person whose property is the subject of these proceedings in deciding'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

60

Page     149,     line     10     [Clause     250],     leave out 'on a balance of probabilities' and insert 'to the standard of proof applicable in civil proceedings'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

59

Page     149,     line     30     [Clause     252],     leave out 'thinks' and insert 'has reasonable grounds to believe'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

61

Page     149,     line     31     [Clause     252],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   No proceedings may be taken by the enforcement authority in relation to property where there has been a previous positive finding in relation to a defendant in confiscation proceedings pursuant to section 6 or 162 and the property that was the subject matter of the proceedings under section 6 or 162 includes the property sought to be recovered under this Part.'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

163

Page     150,     line     3     [Clause     253],     leave out 'thinks' and insert 'has reasonable grounds to believe'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

164

Page     150,     line     4     [Clause     253],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   No proceedings may be taken by the enforcement authority in relation to property where there has been a previous positive finding in relation to an accused in confiscation proceedings pursuant to section 94 and the property that was the subject matter of the proceedings under section 94 includes the property sought to be recovered under this Part.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

132

Page     267,     line     5     [Schedule     3],     at end insert—

    '(6) This paragraph does not confer power to require a person—

            (a)   to produce, or give access to privileged material,

            (b)   to answer any privileged question.

    (7) Where a person would be entitled to refuse to produce any material, or to refuse to answer any question—

            (a)   in relation to England and Wales and Northern Ireland, on grounds of legal professional privilege in proceedings in the High Court,

            (b)   in relation to Scotland, on grounds of legal privilege, within the meaning of Chapter 3 of Part 8,

    the material or (as the case may be) question is privileged.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

133

Page     267,     line     8     [Schedule     3],     after 'Kingdom' insert 'to which the interim order applies'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

114

Page     153,     line     13     [Clause     260],     after 'receiver' insert 'and any person who may be affected by the court's decision'.


   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

286

Page     154,     line     32     [Clause     263],     at end insert ', but the nominee may not be a member of the staff of the Scottish Administration.'.


   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

287

Page     155,     line     41     [Clause     266],     leave out 'interested in' and insert 'affected by'.


   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

235

Page     156,     line     30     [Clause     268],     after 'administrator' insert 'or any person who may be affected by the court's decision'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

115

Page     158,     line     38     [Clause     273],     leave out 'trustee' and insert 'person in whom the property is vested'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

116

Page     164,     line     16     [Clause     282],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   For the purposes of this section—

      (a) the original property means the property obtained through unlawful conduct,

      (b) the original property, and any items of property which represent the original property, are to be treated as related to each other'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Annette Brooke

202

Page     164,     line     19     [Clause     282],     at end insert 'or if the property was acquired more than 6 years before the date on which the proceedings were commenced'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

117

Page     165,     line     30     [Clause     283],     leave out subsection (1).


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

118

Page     166,     line     5     [Clause     283],     leave out 'subsections (3) and (4)' and insert 'this section—

      (a)' 

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

119

Page     166,     line     6     [Clause     283],     at end insert—

      '(b) the original property has the same meaning as in section 282'


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

62

Page     167,     line     31     [Clause     287],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   If any other person has suffered a loss or damage as a result of an interim receiver or interim administrator dealing with his property in the reasonable but mistaken belief that he was entitled to do so in pursuance of an interim receiving order or interim administration order, such person may apply to the court for compensation'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

120

Page     168,     line     3     [Clause     287],     at end insert—

    '(6A)   The application for compensation under subsection (6) must be made within the period of three months beginning with the vesting referred to in section 273(2)'.


   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

289

Page     175,     line     10     [Clause     298],     after 'by' insert 'the Scottish Ministers in connection with their functions under section 301 or by'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

121

Page     176,     line     12     [Clause     300],     leave out subsection (5).

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

122

Page     176,     line     29     [Clause     301],     at end insert—

    '(4)   Where an application for the forfeiture of any cash is made under this section, the cash is to be detained (and may not be released under any power conferred by this Chapter) until any proceedings in pursuance of the application (including any proceedings on appeal) are concluded'.

   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

288

Page     176,     line     36     [Clause     302],     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

123

Page     177,     line     15     [Clause     304],     leave out 'section 298' and insert 'this Chapter'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

124

Page     177,     line     21     [Clause     304],     leave out 'or part' and insert 'to which the application relates'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

125

Page     177,     line     25     [Clause     304],     leave out 'the cash or part' and insert 'that cash'.

 
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