Clause 314 - Appeals

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 15 January 2002.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 4:30, 15 January 2002

I am sure that that is right.

Special commissioners with expertise in taxation have traditionally been drawn from a variety of sources—although they have tended not to be

connected with the Inland Revenue, to prevent questions about conflicts of interest from arising. However, it is noteworthy that the Minister has rightly appreciated that different types of special commissioners are now needed, and that raises the issue of how to find people with expertise in fields that have not been developed.