Clause 171 - Provision of information by defendant

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:30 pm on 11 December 2001.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green 12:30, 11 December 2001

Assuming that the hon. Gentleman is sincere in his intentions, which I have no reason to doubt, is he anxious that by pursuing this he may provide a get-out or escape clause to every lower-order terrorist and criminal in Northern Ireland who seeks to use it as a defence?