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

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


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


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


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


Mr Secretary Blunkett


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


Mrs Secretary Liddell


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


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


Mrs Secretary Liddell


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


Mr Secretary Blunkett


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


Mr Secretary Blunkett


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


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


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


Mr Secretary Blunkett


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



Mr Secretary Blunkett


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


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


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


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


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


Mr Secretary Blunkett


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


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


Mr Secretary Blunkett


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


Mr Secretary Blunkett


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


Mr Secretary Blunkett


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


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     177,     line     26     [Clause     304],     leave out 'or part' and insert 'to which the application relates'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     177,     line     26     [Clause     304],     at end insert—

    '(4)   If—

      (a) the applicant is not the person from whom the cash to which the application relates was seized,

      (b) it appears to the court or sheriff that that cash belongs to the applicant,

      (c) the court or sheriff is satisfied that the conditions in section 298 for the detention of that cash are no longer met or, if an application has been made under section 301, the court or sheriff decides not to make an order under that section in relation to that cash, and

      (d) no objection to the making of an order under this subsection has been made by the person from whom that cash was seized,

    the court or sheriff may order the cash to which the application relates to be released to the applicant or to the person from whom it was seized.'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     182,     line     24     [Clause     313],     leave out from beginning to 'any' in line 25 and insert—

       'and in subsection (8) "the applicable enactment" means whichever enactment mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c) is relevant to the resolution, arrangement, order or trust deed mentioned in subsection (3).

    (8)   In this section—

      (a) an asset means any property within the meaning of the applicable enactment or, where the 1985 Act is the applicable enactment'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     182,     line     27     [Clause     313],     leave out 'matter' and insert 'resolution, arrangement, order or trust deed'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     182,     line     28     [Clause     313],     leave out from third 'the' to 'or' in line 29 and insert 'applicable enactment'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     182,     line     32     [Clause     313],     leave out from second 'in' to end of line 33 and insert 'the applicable enactment have the same meaning as in that enactment'.


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


Page     184,     line     13     [Clause     316],     leave out subsection (3).


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     186,     line     39     [Clause     320],     leave out from 'them' to end of line 40 and insert 'in respect of the exercise by the Director of any of his Revenue functions'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     190,     line     37     [Clause     326],     leave out from 'security' to end of line 38.


Negligent failure to disclose: regulated sector

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


To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Where a person receives, in the course of a business in the regulated sector, information or other matter which gives him reasonable grounds for knowing or suspecting that another person is engaged in money laundering, he commits an offence under this section, unless subsections (2) or (3) below apply.

    (2)   No offence is committed under this section if a disclosure within section 330(4) is made in relation to the information or other matter in question.

    (3)   No offence is committed if either of the circumstances in section 330(5) applies.

    (4)   Schedule 6 applies for the purposes of this section as it does for the purposes of section 330.

    (5)   Section 330(6) applies for the purposes of this section.'.

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