Clause 3 - Accreditation and training

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 13 November 2001.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 4:30, 13 November 2001

However, it is not envisaged that the unit will be very large. It should consist of about 10 people.

As I have said, discussions are taking place on the level of funding necessary north of the border to enable those powers to be used. Such funding will cover not only a civil recovery unit but a potential claim for funds to train, and to increase the skills of, the constables and customs officers who will apply confiscation procedures north of the border.