Clause 438 - Amendments

Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:30 pm ar 5 Chwefror 2002.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of David Wilshire David Wilshire Ceidwadwyr, Spelthorne

I have seen one or two clauses like this one, and I wonder why it is necessary. It is a statement of the obvious. I thought that the purpose of clauses was to provide legislation that the courts could use for recovering the proceeds of crime.

Photo of Mr John McWilliam Mr John McWilliam Llafur, Blaydon

Order. Did not the hon. Gentleman listen to the explanation of clause 433, which appears to have been exactly the same? He is out of order.

Photo of David Wilshire David Wilshire Ceidwadwyr, Spelthorne

With the greatest respect, Mr. McWilliam, I was trying to ensure that hon. Members next door were behaving themselves at that moment. I am sorry if that point was raised then. None the less, I would be grateful for an explanation.

Photo of Mr John McWilliam Mr John McWilliam Llafur, Blaydon

Order. The Committee has already had that explanation. Explanations cannot be repeated simply because people are out of the Room at the time.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 438 ordered to stand part of the Bill.