Failure to Prevent an Economic Criminal Offence

Part of Criminal Finances Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 21st February 2017.

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Photo of Mark Durkan Mark Durkan Social Democratic and Labour Party, Foyle 5:00 pm, 21st February 2017

A number of the Minister’s hon. Friends used the argument of competitive disadvantage when speaking against new clause 6. That is not an argument that the Minister has addressed at the Dispatch Box. Will he assure us that he is not saying that, when the time might be right in the future, and as long as any of the territories cite concerns about competitive disadvantage, the British Government would just back off?