Clause 171 - Provision of information by defendant

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 11 December 2001.

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Photo of Mr George Foulkes Mr George Foulkes Minister of State, Scottish Office, Minister of State (Scotland Office) 12:45, 11 December 2001

That is an interesting question. It would not be a reasonable excuse for withholding the information that we are dealing with. That information concerns the financial assets, or the property, of the defendant; in other words, it is linked to the identification of the criminal's benefit from either his general or his particular criminal conduct.