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

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Offence of prejudicing investigation by identifying nominated officer with benefit of anonymity
   

Mr Michael Mates
Mr Harry Barnes
The Reverend Martin Smyth
Mr Peter Robinson
Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr Roy Beggs

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This section applies if a person knows or suspects that a nominated officer has the benefit of anonymity for the purposes of section [Investigations: anonymity of Agency staff and others].

    (2)   A person commits an offence if he publishes or causes to be published—

      (a) the fact that an individual is or was a nominated officer with the benefit of anonymity,

      (b) the fact that an individual is a member of the family of a person who is or was a nominated officer with the benefit of anonymity, or

      (c) the address of any place as being the address where an individual who is or was a nominated officer with the benefit of anonymity or a member of the family of a person who is or was a nominated officer with the benefit of anonymity resides.

    (3)   A person does not commit an offence under subsection (2) if—

      (a) he does not know or suspect that the identification of a nominated officer with benefit of anonymity is likely to prejudice the investigation, or

      (b) the idenfitication is made in the exercise of a function under this Act or any other enactment relating to criminal conduct or benefit from criminal conduct or in compliance with a requirement imposed under or by virtue of this Act.

    (4)   A person guilty of an offence under subsection (2) is liable—

      (a) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both, or

      (b) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to a fine or to both.'.


   

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

63

Page     197,     line     18     [Clause     337],     leave out 'a civil recovery investigation'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

108

Page     198,     line     17     [Clause     338],     leave out 'Circuit judge' and insert 'judge entitled to exercise the jurisdiction of the Crown Court'.


   

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

64

Page     200,     line     3     [Clause     343],     leave out from first 'material' to end of line 4.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

109

Page     200,     line     8     [Clause     343],     leave out subsection (3).


   

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

65

Page     204,     line     17     [Clause     349],     leave out from first 'material' to end of line 18.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

110

Page     204,     line     22     [Clause     349],     leave out subsection (3).


   

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

67

Page     206,     line     11     [Clause     352],     leave out 'either'.

   

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

66

Page     206,     line     11     [Clause     352],     leave out 'or at once'.


   

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

68

Page     207,     line     31     [Clause     356],     after 'the', insert 'current'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

111

Page     207,     line     42     [Clause     356],     leave out subsection (5).


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

98

Page     214,     line     10     [Clause     370],     leave out subsection (1).

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

99

Page     214,     line     28     [Clause     370],     at end insert—

    '(8)   This section does not apply to orders made in England and Wales for the purposes of a civil recovery investigation.'.


   

Mrs Secretary Liddell
Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr David Wilshire

165

Page     217,     line     9     [Clause     376],     leave out from 'privilege' to end of line 10.


   

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

167

Page     222,     line     3     [Clause     384],     leave out 'either'.

   

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

166

Page     222,     line     3     [Clause     384],     leave out 'or at once'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

100

Page     233,     line     26     [Clause     408],     leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

      '(c) any property in respect of which an order under section 131(3) is in force;'.


NEW CLAUSE RELATING TO PART 10

Restriction on disclosure for overseas purposes (No. 2)

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 18 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (restrictions on disclosure of information for overseas purposes) applies to a disclosure of information authorised by section 429(1)(a) or (b) or 433(1)(a) or (b).

    (2)   In the application of section 18 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 by virtue of subsection (1) section 20 of that Act must be ignored and the following subsection is substituted for subsection (2) of section 18 of that Act—

          "(2)   In subsection (1) the reference, in relation to a direction, to a relevant disclosure is a reference to a disclosure which—

          (a) is made for a purpose authorised by section 429(1)(a) or (b) or 433(1)(a) or (b) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and

          (b) is of any such information as is described in the direction.".'.


   

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

69

Page     249,     line     37     [Clause     429],     leave out paragraph (a).

   

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

70

Page     249,     line     39     [Clause     429],     leave out paragraph (b).


   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

237

Page     250,     line     29,     leave out Clause 430.

   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

238

Page     250,     line     41     [Clause     431],     leave out from first 'the' to end of line 2 on page 251 and insert 'Lord Advocate in connection with the exercise of any of his functions under Part 3 or to the Scottish Ministers in connection with the exercise of any of their functions under Part 5.'.


   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

239

Page     251,     line     17     [Clause     431],     at end insert—

    '(ff)   the Director of Public Prosecutions;'.

   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

240

Page     251,     line     39     [Clause     432],     leave out line 39 and insert 'Lord Advocate under Part 3 and of the Scottish Ministers under Part 5,'.


   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

241

Page     252,     line     13     [Clause     432],     leave out from 'the' to 'may' in line 14 and insert 'Lord Advocate or to the Scottish Ministers'.

   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

242

Page     252,     line     15     [Clause     432],     leave out from first 'the' to 'as' and insert 'Lord Advocate or by the Scottish Ministers'.

   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

243

Page     252,     line     18     [Clause     433],     at end insert—

    '( )   Information obtained by or on behalf of the Lord Advocate in connection with the exercise of any of his functions under Chapter 3 of Part 5 may be disclosed to the Scottish Ministers in connection with the exercise of any of their functions under that Part.'.

   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

244

Page     252,     line     19     [Clause     433],     leave out from 'the' to first 'or' in line 20 and insert 'Lord Advocate in connection with the exercise of any of his functions under Part 3'.

   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

245

Page     252,     line     21     [Clause     433],     leave out from beginning to 'if' in line 22 and insert 'Scottish Ministers in connection with the exercise of any of their functions under Part 5 may be disclosed by him or by them'.

   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

246

Page     252,     line     27     [Clause     433],     at end insert—

    '(bb)   the exercise of the functions of the Lord Advocate under Part 3;'.

   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

247

Page     252,     line     28     [Clause     433],     leave out from '5' to end of line 29.

   

Mrs Secretary Liddell

248

Page     252,     line     31     [Clause     433],     at end insert—

    '(ee)   the exercise by a customs officer or a constable of his functions under Chapter 3 of Part 5;'.

 
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