Clause 47 - Repeals

Part of Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 18 January 2005.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 10:00, 18 January 2005

Will the Minister write to us, stating whether there have been any prosecutions under the section in the last 10 or 20 years? Can she say whether prosecution for obstruction will include the ability to sentence people for the same period as under the existing measure, which relates to what sounds like the more serious offence of kidnapping?