Clause 171 - Provision of information by defendant

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:45 pm ar 11 Rhagfyr 2001.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Mr George Foulkes Mr George Foulkes Minister of State, Scottish Office, Minister of State (Scotland Office) 12:45, 11 Rhagfyr 2001

I am afraid that I have fallen into the same trap as my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary, by being too generous to Conservative Members.

Courts throughout the United Kingdom are used to operating under the circumstances that have been described, and the courts in Northern Ireland are used to operating in Northern Ireland—they understand the pressures that are brought to bear there. However, that matter is not particularly relevant to the purpose of the clause.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 171 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 172 ordered to stand part of the Bill.