Forfeiture of certain personal (or moveable) property

Part of Criminal Finances Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:00 pm ar 17 Tachwedd 2016.

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Photo of Richard Arkless Richard Arkless Scottish National Party, Dumfries and Galloway 2:00, 17 Tachwedd 2016

I thank the Minister for his comments and it is clear that extending the definition of cash, as the Government intends in the Bill, achieves the same outcome as we desired in extending the list of assets. I accept the Minister’s point that those assets have an intrinsic value, and perhaps the other ones are best suited to the extension of the definition of cash.

On the basis of the Minister’s commitment to examine the specific issue of betting slips and if we can agree that the evidence suggests that they are a moveable item that can store value that could be easily used by criminals, I am sure—given his tone—that we could discuss that further down the line. Given that assurance and the long list of things that we will consider as the Bill passes through its stages, I will take the Minister at his word. On that basis, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.