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New clause 3 - Recovery of fines etc. by deductions from income support: failure to provide information

Courts Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 10th July 2003.

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'(1) Amend section 24 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c.53) (power to make regulations about recovery of fines etc. by deductions from income support) as follows.

(2) In subsection (2), after paragraph (a) insert—

''(aa) provision that the court may require the offender to provide prescribed information in connection with an application;''.

(3) After subsection (2) insert—

''(2A) An offender who fails to provide information required by the court by virtue of subsection (2)(aa) commits an offence.

(2B) An offender commits an offence if, in providing information required by the court by virtue of that subsection, he—

(a) makes a statement which he knows to be false in a material particular,

(b) recklessly provides a statement which is false in a material particular, or

(c) knowingly fails to disclose any material fact.

(2C) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (2A) or (2B) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.'''.—[Mr. Leslie.]

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