Clause 44 - Appeal to Court of Appeal

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 9:45 am ar 29 Tachwedd 2001.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 9:45, 29 Tachwedd 2001

I wish to make the same point. It is of concern to me that the provisions of the Bill restrain the ability of a defendant to appeal against decisions. It is unfortunate that the Committee did not get a chance to discuss that matter in relation to clause 32—because we did not reach it.

If I understand clause 44 correctly, it is possible for the defendant to appeal, but only after he has made a further application for the variation or discharge of the order. It is important that the system is fair, and I want the Minister to explain why it has been thought necessary to introduce that fetter.