Clause 314 - Appeals

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:30 pm ar 15 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 4:30, 15 Ionawr 2002

We are thinking about such issues in connection with financial investigation and value assessment.

The hon. Gentleman and his hon. Friend asked whether certain matters should be spelled out in the Bill. Confusion could be caused if we were to start to do that where we are not departing from tax law. We have made it clear that the legislation follows normal taxation law, with all its rights of appeal, unless the contrary is stated. I do not want to include things in one part of the Bill that might cause doubt about whether we are following the normal taxation law in all the other parts of the Bill. We could then fall into the sin of omission, unless we were to compile a long list. Therefore, it might be clearer merely to state that the normal procedures will be followed, except in certain areas.