Confiscation Orders

Home Office written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the total debt to the public purse for confiscation orders.

Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money his Department has recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 since January 2017.

Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money was recovered from criminal proceeding by the National Crime Agency since January 2015.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

Data on outstanding confiscation orders is published annually by HMCTS as part of their trust statement. The latest trust statement was published on 17 July 2018 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hm-courts-tribunals-service-trust-statement-2017-to-2018), indicating a gross value of confiscation order debt at £1,961million, of which £152million is considered recoverable.

Data on asset recovery performance under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 is published annually by the Home Office. The latest data, showing asset recovery performance year on year from 2013-2018, was published on 13 September 2018 (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/asset-recovery-statistics).

Data on asset recovery performance at the National Crime Agency is published annually in their annual report, which is published according to financial year.

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