Clause 252 - Functions of interim receiver

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:15 pm ar 13 Rhagfyr 2001.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 4:15, 13 Rhagfyr 2001

It does appear very harsh. I can easily imagine circumstances in which a receiver could make a reasonable mistake. As a result, an individual's property, wholly outside the scope of the order—it is not associated nor recoverable property—is adversely affected. If I understand the Minister correctly, the receiver is immune from any proceedings against him, and there is nowhere else for the individual to look for compensation. I find that extraordinary. With such an extension of administrative power, I would have expected such a person to be covered by the compensation mechanism under clause 282. I invite the Minister to consider very carefully whether that should be included.