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.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 4:00, 13 Rhagfyr 2001

I can satisfy the hon. Member for Beaconsfield, because the clause provides that an application may be made before, or after, the start of the proceedings for a recovery order. That means that although the civil recovery cases—like all civil recovery cases—will start with the issue of a claim form as provided under the civil procedure rules, there may first be an application for an interim receiving order. The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. The procedure falls within the normal procedures, and I can give him the clear assurance that he seeks.

The procedures have been renamed under the civil procedure rules. They are now called freezing orders in England and Wales, but the change did not apply to Northern Ireland, where they will continue to be called Mareva orders.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 251 ordered to stand part of the Bill.