Clause 281 - Other exemptions

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 6:45 pm ar 18 Rhagfyr 2001.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 6:45, 18 Rhagfyr 2001

The Minister understands my slight concern. It is often administratively convenient for Departments to interfere with the ordinary course of justice. We are setting up a judicial process, and we have suddenly discovered exemptions in the clause that might be simply for administrative convenience. The reassurance on affirmative resolution is helpful. I am not sure that I wholly agree that the FSA should hold money that proceeds from unlawful conduct. As a philosophical issue, I do not understand why it should not hand that over, although it might be argued that that would be robbing Peter to pay Paul.

The Minister has provided an explanation, and I did not previously feel that I had one. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 281 ordered to stand part of the Bill.