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Clause 88

Part of Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 22nd March 2007.

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Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs 10:15 am, 22nd March 2007

It could probably be either. Yes, of course, if somebody did not disclose their assets when required to by the court, they would have broken the  law. We are talking about the need for a quick remedy to deal with that problem. Such a remedy is available by charging any property that comes to the creditor’s notice through the court process in the way that Ihave described. On the other situation, if somebody inherited something or, as the hon. Gentleman says, won the lottery and bought something that could be charged, it is realistic that, the circumstances of the debtor having changed, there is an ability to make use of that change.