MP, South Swindon
MP, South Swindon
Robert Buckland occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I would like to inform the House that a cash advance from the Contingencies Fund has been sought for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). In line with the current arrangement for SFO funding agreed with HM Treasury, the SFO will be submitting a reserve claim as part of the supplementary estimate process for 2014-15. The advance is required to meet an urgent cash requirement on existing services...
The Government are committed to improving our ability to recover criminal assets by amending the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 through the Serious Crime Bill, currently in the other place, including by increasing sentences for failure to pay confiscation and the enhancement of investigatory powers after a confiscation order is made. The Home Office is leading a wider programme to improve asset...
I am always receptive to ideas about the ways in which costs can be capped, but it is right that I remind the hon. Lady that the CPS still performs the lion’s share of confiscation orders, and that in 2013-14 £97.69 million was recovered. The new CPS proceeds of crime unit, which was set up in the summer, will bring together in a more effective way the regional asset recovery teams...
Conservative MP for South Swindon
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
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