Clause 70 - Financial reporting orders: making in Scotland

Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 13th January 2005.

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

Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

I am not familiar with Scots law—the Minister probably is not either—but the list of offences under subsection (3) looks uncommonly short. Does it encompass the same areas in law as that which applies in England and Wales?

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

I shall ensure that the hon. Gentleman receives the precise answer to that question. The Scottish offences with which the clause is concerned are the equivalent of those in England and Wales—it says here.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 70 ordered to stand part of the Bill.