Clause 331 - Offences of prejudicing investigation

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:30 am ar 29 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Mr Paul Stinchcombe Mr Paul Stinchcombe Llafur, Wellingborough 10:30, 29 Ionawr 2002

We discussed the unusual case of the different definition of criminal conduct as ''unlawful conduct'' in certain clauses. Clause 330(1) carries that through because it states:

''a confiscation investigation is an investigation into . . . criminal conduct''.

However, subsection (2) mentions property rather than conduct itself. That is an unusual consequence of the unusual approach in the Bill.