Clause 69 - Powers of court and receiver

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:45 pm ar 29 Tachwedd 2001.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 2:45, 29 Tachwedd 2001

The amendment would not make any difference to the current arrangements; it merely points out the manner in which the receiver must manage the assets.

There is a problem with the amendment, as I have pointed out to the hon. Gentleman: it refers to the defendant, but not to the recipient of the tainted gift. It does not do what he claims; it does not remove the receiver's management costs from the issue. We might have to discuss that matter when, in connection with the provisions for compensation, we debate whether the threshold is too high.

I understand that the hon. Gentleman is flagging up an issue that he has broader concerns about, but the amendment would not, of itself, make any difference to the treatment of the defendant's property.