Clause 349 - Statements

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:45 pm ar 29 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Mr Nick Hawkins Mr Nick Hawkins Ceidwadwyr, Surrey Heath 5:45, 29 Ionawr 2002

As the hon. Gentleman rightly says, we have also been briefed by Liberty. Because Liberty's briefing was couched in strong terms, I was surprised that he said that his amendment was merely probing, especially given that the Government's own explanatory notes talk about the effects of Saunders v. UK in the European Court of Human Rights. If the Government claim to be dealing with the effects of that important case with their wording, but Liberty does not agree, does that not merit something more serious than a probing amendment?