Organised Crime

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the Government's response to the assessment made by Professor Goldstock, in his report on organised crime in Northern Ireland, of the possible impact of new laws modelled on the United States Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act.

Photo of Ian Pearson Ian Pearson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office

The Government accepted the majority of Professor Goldstock's recommendations, but concluded that a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations (RICO) type Act was not required at this stage. Law enforcement agencies in Northern Ireland continue to work closely to ensure that the best use is made of existing conspiracy legislation. In addition the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 provides a robust framework for dealing with criminal assets.

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