New Clause 9 - Victims

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 10 January 2002.

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'(1) A person who claims that any cash detained under section 294, or any part of it, belongs to him may apply to a magistrates' court or (in Scotland) the sheriff for the cash or part to be released to him.

(2) The application may be made in the course of proceedings under section 294 or 297 or at any other time.

(3) If it appears to the court or sheriff concerned that—

(a) the applicant was deprived of the cash or part, or of property which it represents, by unlawful conduct,

(b) the property he was deprived of was not, immediately before he was deprived of it, recoverable property, and

(c) the cash or part belongs to him,

the court or sheriff may order the cash or part to be released to the applicant.'.—[Mr. Bob Ainsworth.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.