Clause 22 - Third party rights and interests

Dormant Assets Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:00 am ar 11 Ionawr 2022.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

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

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Clause 22 ensures that third-party rights and interests are preserved when an asset is transferred into the scheme. A participant or the reclaim fund will not always know whether third-party rights or interests exist in relation to an asset. Therefore, if a third party legitimately asserts their rights or interests in relation to a dormant asset following transfer, they will have an equivalent right of reclaim.

Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Briefly, this clause and the following two are essentially tightening up the arrangements for the management of the scheme, and we are very happy with them. In some cases, they are firming up in legislation what is already happening in practice. We think these provisions have an appropriate level of processes and safeguards and we support them.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Ceidwadwyr, Wealden

I assume, Mr Smith, that you will not be commenting on the next two clauses as you have made your contribution now?

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 22 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.