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Clause 94 - Making of order

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 8:55 am on 6th December 2001.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 8:55 am, 6th December 2001

The Minister has said that the origin of the amendments lies in his discussions with Jim Wallace and the Lord Advocate. Will he confirm that, and explain the basis on which the Committee is seized of the matter? Is not the basis of our authority to proceed with the parts of the Bill that concern reserved matters in Edinburgh the Sewel motion that was passed by the Scottish Parliament? That took place on 24 October, when the Scottish Parliament had in front of it the Bill as it was drafted. What consultation has taken place with the Scottish Parliament, as opposed to members of the Scottish Executive, about rewriting the Bill in such a fashion?