Forfeiture of money held in bank and building society accounts

Criminal Finances Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:25 am on 22nd November 2016.

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Amendments made: 24, in schedule 4, page 129, line 1, leave out “designated” and insert “counter-terrorism”.

See the explanatory statement to amendment 16.

Amendment 64, in schedule 4, page 129, line 7, leave out “inspector” and insert “superintendent”.

This amendment has the effect that a police officer must be of at least the rank of superintendent, rather than inspector, in order to be a senior officer for the purposes of new Part 4B of Schedule 1 to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.

Amendment 65, in schedule 4, page 131, line 37, leave out “: England and Wales and Northern Ireland”.

This amendment is consequential on amendment 66.

Amendment 66, in schedule 4, page 131, line 38, leave out “made by a magistrates’ court”.

This amendment has the effect of extending the application of the provision in new Part 4B of Schedule 1 to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 about the administrative forfeiture of terrorist money held in bank and building society accounts from England and Wales and Northern Ireland to the whole of the UK.

Amendment 67, in schedule 4, page 134, line 11, leave out “a magistrates’” and insert “the relevant”.

This amendment is consequential on amendment 66.

Amendment 68, in schedule 4, page 134, line 16, after “the”, insert “relevant”.

This amendment is consequential on amendment 66.

Amendment 69, in schedule 4, page 134, line 22, after “the”, insert “relevant”.

This amendment is consequential on amendment 66.

Amendment 70, in schedule 4, page 134, line 26, after first “the”, insert “relevant”.

This amendment is consequential on amendment 66.

Amendment 71, in schedule 4, page 134, line 29, after first “the”, insert “relevant”.

This amendment is consequential on amendment 66.

Amendment 72, in schedule 4, page 134, line 35, leave out “, is to be paid into the Consolidated Fund.” and insert—

“—

(a) if, before being forfeited, the money was held in an account in relation to which an account freezing order made by a magistrates’ court had effect, is to be paid into the Consolidated Fund;

(b) if, before being forfeited, the money was held in an account in relation to which an account freezing order made by the sheriff had effect, is to be paid into the Scottish Consolidated Fund.”

This amendment is consequential on amendment 66.

Amendment 25, in schedule 4, page 138, line 15, leave out “designated” and insert “counter-terrorism”.— (Mr Wallace.)

See the explanatory statement to amendment 16.

Schedule 4, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 34