Clause 28

Part of Serious Crime Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 3rd July 2007.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction) 12:45 pm, 3rd July 2007

The hon. Gentleman is right; as he says, the clause deals with companies that have breached a  serious crime prevention order. In such cases, the applicant authorities can go back to the court to seek a winding-up order against such companies. The hon. Gentleman asks what sorts of offences the companies would have to have committed. The obvious answer is that if the company had not complied with the conditions imposed by the serious crime prevention order, it would clearly be in breach of the order, and the applicant authority would go back to the court to seek the winding-up order.