Clause 346 - Disclosure orders

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 29 January 2002.

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Photo of Mr Paul Stinchcombe Mr Paul Stinchcombe Labour, Wellingborough 4:30, 29 January 2002

I seek the Minister's assistance. Under the Bill, it would have to be known where the person would be when he was confronted with the order, so that he could answer the questions

either at a time specified in the notice or at once, at a place so specified.

Difficulties could arise if no one knew where the person might be, or if he had moved location by the time that he was contacted. How will that be dealt with in practice? Will it be possible for a notice to be drafted in the alternative?