Clause 422 - Further disclosure

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:30 pm ar 31 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of David Wilshire David Wilshire Ceidwadwyr, Spelthorne 3:30, 31 Ionawr 2002

I had not considered that. I shall be interested to hear the answer.

Other aspects of subsection (6) worry me. It refers to conditions such as the person involved wants to attach. What sort of conditions does the Minister have in mind? The explanatory notes, to which I referred for guidance, give as an example ''sensitive operational details''. It occurs to me that this is a Pollok-type issue--a possible loophole. Is the Minister suggesting that information providers--which I imagine might include the intelligence services, as they were mentioned this morning--might for operational or sensitive security reasons attach a condition that the information cannot be passed on and therefore cannot be used? If so, might we be creating a loophole?

We now know, and the world will know, because it will be able to read the explanatory notes and the debate, including the Minister's comments, that if you can organise your laundering of money, or whatever else it is that you do, in such a way that somehow--