Clause 252 - Functions of interim receiver

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 13 December 2001.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 4:15, 13 December 2001

The hon. Gentleman has made a point that we need to go away and consider. He is talking not about a case in which the interim receiver is negligent and therefore liable to be pursued for that negligence, but about a case in which there is interference. The protection kicks in because there is no case for negligence, so there is no case against the receiver. The individual has been adversely affected yet he has nowhere to go. Let me reflect on the point that the hon. Gentleman has exposed, and I shall come back to him.