Proceeds of Crime Bill
Lord Falconer of Thoroton (Minister of State (Criminal Policy), Home Office; Labour)
My Lords, the two sets of minor amendments that follow are technical. They are largely a matter of integration, in that they extend to the whole of the United Kingdom provisions that the Bill already applies to one or more of the three jurisdictions. The amendments to Clauses 429 and 433 are mainly designed to simplify for Northern Ireland the interrelationship between tainted gifts under the confiscation legislation and under-value transactions under the insolvency legislation. The amendments simply replicate for Northern Ireland amendments that your Lordships approved for England and Wales and Scotland on Report, when I mentioned that we would bringing them forward.
The second set of amendments affects Clause 423 and, to a lesser extent, Clauses 429, 431 and 433 and is concerned with preferences—a term used in insolvency legislation. I beg to move.