Clause 79 - Value: the basic rule

Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 6:00 pm ar 4 Rhagfyr 2001.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Ian Davidson Ian Davidson Labour/Co-operative, Glasgow Pollok

May I seek clarification from the Minister about subsection (2)? How is the value to be assessed, and will he clarify whether the value set on a chattel will be subject to dispute by the prosecution, or the agency, to prevent it from being undervalued?

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Appropriate people will be employed to value such gifts. Methods are laid down for doing that. I do not possess those skills—and neither, I think, does my hon. Friend.

Clause 79 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 80 to 83 ordered to stand part of the Bill.