Proceeds of Crime Bill

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Mr. Ainsworth rose—

Mr. Foulkes: I beg to move amendment No. 600, in page 243, line 29, after 'receiver' insert—

    'or the Accountant in Bankruptcy'

Mr. Hawkins: Which Minister is the ventriloquist and which is the dummy?

Column Number: 1274

Mr. Foulkes: I do not think that you are quite as old as me, Mr. Gale, but you may remember Peter Brough and Archie Andrews.

The Chairman: I do not remember them, but I have heard of them.

Mr. Foulkes: Hon. Members should find out what Archie Andrews looks like, and then look at the hon. Member for Surrey Heath. They will see a remarkable resemblance.

Clause 418 defines what is meant by the term ''insolvency practitioner''. Subsection (4)(b) makes reference to section 388(5) of the Insolvency Act 1986 and its reference to the official receiver. That subsection of the 1986 Act also refers to the Scottish equivalent of the official receiver, the accountant in bankruptcy, and amendment No. 600 is designed to make that clear.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 418, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 419 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Further consideration adjourned.—[Mrs. McGuire.]

Adjourned accordingly at nine minutes past Seven o'clock till Thursday 31 January at quarter-past Nine o'clock.

The following Members attended the Committee:
Gale, Mr. Roger (Chairman)
Ainsworth, Mr. Bob
Baird, Vera
Baker, Norman
Brooke, Mrs.
Clark, Mrs. Helen
David, Mr.
Davidson, Mr.
Field, Mr. Mark
Foulkes, Mr.
Grieve, Mr.
Harris, Mr. Tom
Hawkins, Mr.
Hesford, Stephen
Johnson, Mr. Boris
Lazarowicz, Mr.
Lucas, Ian
McCabe, Mr.
McGuire, Mrs.
Robertson, John
Stinchcombe, Mr.
Stoate, Dr.
Watson, Mr.
Wilshire, Mr.

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