Clause 251 - Application for interim receiving order

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:00 pm ar 13 Rhagfyr 2001.

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Photo of Mr Nick Hawkins Mr Nick Hawkins Ceidwadwyr, Surrey Heath 4:00, 13 Rhagfyr 2001

I agree. That is how the clause appeared to me, too. My question arises not only from the way in which it is drafted, but from the explanatory note. When I practised in the courts, I dealt with many of the Mareva injunctions to which the explanatory note refers. It says that they are still called Mareva injunctions in Northern Ireland, but not on the mainland. I am puzzled by that, because the arrangements that freeze people's assets have always been known as Mareva injunctions on the mainland. The change has happened since I practised in the courts, so perhaps the Minister could shed some light on why the injunctions have been renamed, and why that has not yet happened in Northern Ireland?