Clause 144 - Tainted gifts and their recipients

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:15 pm ar 6 Rhagfyr 2001.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 4:15, 6 Rhagfyr 2001

The Minister is right. That is why, when prefacing my remarks, I said that the English system may be preferable. I accept that some criminal property may have been obtained for no consideration whatever. However, in cases when consideration had been paid, the possibility arises for a defendant to pay what he considers to be the genuine market value, which may differs from an external valuer's valuation, so that there are two different figures. I am not aware of the Scottish system, as reflected in the clause, having previously caused problems for the courts. It was a probing amendment, especially in the light of the wider issues in respect of the valuation of tainted gifts.

Mr. Davidson rose—