Clause 296 - Release of detained cash

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 10 January 2002.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 2:30, 10 January 2002

I am grateful to the Minister for his comments on my amendments. We were right to focus on amendment No. 458, and I am particularly pleased that it appears that the Minister has provided an assurance that he will consider the issue that that amendment raises. I am also grateful to the Minister for saying that the amendment was carefully worded. I gave it a lot of thought, because I was aware that there was a potential problem and I could see why the rights of potential owners were not explicitly stated in the clause.

The amendment refers to a matter that should be examined. Given the Minister's assurance and his remarks on the other two amendments, on the questions and on the rules of court, I am content to beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.