Clause 100 - International co-operation

Part of Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 13 January 2005.

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Amendment made: No. 35, in clause 100, page 66, line 39, leave out

'In section 447(3) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002'

and insert—

'( ) Part 11 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29) (co-operation) is amended as follows.

( ) In section 444 (external requests and orders), for subsection (3)(a) (Order under the section may include provision about the functions of the Secretary of State, the Lord Advocate, the Scottish Ministers and the Director of the Assets Recovery Agency) substitute—

''(a) provision about the functions of any of the listed persons in relation to external requests and orders;''.

( ) In that section, after subsection (3) insert—

''(4) For the purposes of subsection (3)(a) ''the listed persons'' are—

(a) the Secretary of State;

(b) the Lord Advocate;

(c) the Scottish Ministers;

(d) the Director;

(e) the Director of Public Prosecutions;

(f) the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland;

(g) the Director of the Serious Fraud Office; and

(h) the Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions.''

( ) In section 447(3)'.—[Caroline Flint.]

Question proposed, That the clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill.