Clause 435 - Crown servants and regulators

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:15 pm ar 5 Chwefror 2002.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 5:15, 5 Chwefror 2002

I thank the Minister for his comments. I am glad that the matter has been highlighted and I will be happy to withdraw the amendment. When I first looked at the subsection, the thought that immediately came to mind was the old Latin tag, ''Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?''—who will guard the guards? On principle, I believe that exemptions are undesirable, although I am prepared to accept that there may be circumstances in which the situation would become absurd. I am glad that the matter will be considered further, and I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 435 ordered to stand part of the Bill.