Clause 65 - Appeal to Court of Appeal

Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 29 November 2001.

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

Mr. Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield) rose—

Photo of Mr John McWilliam Mr John McWilliam Labour, Blaydon

Before I call the hon. Gentleman to speak, I shall pass on a plea from the Committee Reporters. The Committee's proceedings are recorded via the microphones so that they can be reported, so could hon. Members please try to speak towards the microphones? That way, the Reporters might hear what is said.

Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

In fact, having looked more closely at the clause, I need not trouble the Minister any further on it. The wording was slightly different, but I assume that the expression used in subsection (4)(b),

``any person affected by the order'', refers to the defendant.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

I am not sure that the phrase refers only to the defendant.

Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

But does it include the defendant?

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Yes.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 65 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 66 to 68 ordered to stand part of the Bill.