Clause 7 - Confiscation of assets

Part of Modern Slavery Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:15 am ar 9 Medi 2014.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 10:15, 9 Medi 2014

I listened with interest to what the Minister just said. If the clause said “must”, which is mandatory, I would understand the argument that the Minister puts forward. However, would not changing the wording from “may” to “shall” indicate the weight of opinion that we should wherever possible apply for one of these orders? “May” is a lesser encouragement to do something; “shall” would be a better way to make clear our intention.