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Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

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(5)    

If the magistrates’ court has made a direction under either of subsection

 

(2)(a) or (3) in respect of the proceeds of realisation of any property, the

 

Crown Court may not make a direction under either of those provisions

 

in respect of the proceeds of realisation of that property; and vice versa.

 

(6)    

In this section—

 

“appropriate officer” has the same meaning as in section 41A;

 

“appropriate designated officer” means the designated officer for the

 

magistrates’ court which, by virtue of section 35, is responsible for

 

enforcing the confiscation order as if it were a fine.”’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

271

 

Clause  39,  page  52,  line  41,  leave out subsection (4).

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

272

 

Clause  39,  page  53,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

In section 55(4) (payment of sums received by designated officer under

 

section 54)—

 

(a)    

after “section 54” insert “or 67C”,

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b) for “the receiver” substitute “any receiver”, and

 

(c)    

after paragraph (b) insert—

 

“(c)    

third, in payment to an appropriate officer of any amount

 

to which the officer is entitled by virtue of

 

section 67AA.”’.

 


 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

273

 

Clause  40,  page  53,  line  33,  leave out from ‘property’ to end of line 35.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

274

 

Clause  40,  page  53,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘131AA 

 Costs of storage and realisation

 

(1)    

This section applies if the sheriff makes an order under section 131A.

 

(2)    

The sheriff may determine an amount which may be recovered by the

 

appropriate officer in respect of reasonable costs incurred in—

 

(a)    

storing or insuring the property since it was seized or produced

 

as mentioned in subsection (1) of that section;

 

(b)    

realising the property.

 

(3)    

If the sheriff makes a determination under this section the appropriate

 

officer is entitled to payment of the amount under section 131(5A).

 

(4)    

A determination under this section may be made on the same occasion as

 

the section 131A order or on any later occasion; and more than one

 

determination may be made in relation to any case.


 
 

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(5)    

In this section “appropriate officer” has the same meaning as in

 

section 120A.’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

275

 

Clause  40,  page  53,  line  38,  leave out ‘Section 131A’ and insert ‘Sections 131A

 

and 131AA’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

276

 

Clause  40,  page  53,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

‘“(3A)    

An appropriate officer may appeal to the Court of Session against—

 

(a)    

a determination made by a sheriff under section 131AA;

 

(b)    

a decision by a sheriff not to make a determination under that

 

section.”’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

277

 

Clause  40,  page  54,  line  2,  leave out ‘30’ and insert ‘21’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

278

 

Clause  40,  page  54,  leave out line 5 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

confirm, quash or vary the decision or (as the case may be) the

 

order, or’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

279

 

Clause  40,  page  54,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘131C

Proceeds of realisation

 

(1)    

This section applies to sums which—

 

(a)    

are in the hands of an appropriate officer, and

 

(b)    

are the proceeds of the realisation of property under

 

section 131A.

 

(2)    

The sums must be applied as follows—

 

(a)    

first, they must be applied in making any payments directed by

 

the sheriff;

 

(b)    

second, they must be paid to the appropriate clerk of court on

 

account of the amount payable under the confiscation order.

 

(3)    

If the amount payable under the confiscation order has been fully paid

 

and any sums remain in the appropriate officer’s hands, the appropriate

 

officer must distribute them—

 

(a)    

among such persons who held (or hold) interests in the property

 

represented by the proceeds as the sheriff directs, and

 

(b)    

in such proportions as it directs.

 

(4)    

Before making a direction under subsection (3) the sheriff must give

 

persons who held (or hold) interests in the property a reasonable

 

opportunity to make representations to the sheriff.


 
 

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(5)    

In this section—

 

(a)    

“appropriate officer” has the same meaning as in section 120A;

 

(b)    

“appropriate clerk of court” means the sheriff clerk of the sheriff

 

court responsible for enforcing the confiscation order under

 

section 211 of the Procedure Act as applied by section 118(1).”’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

280

 

Clause  40,  page  54,  line  9,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

281

 

Clause  40,  page  54,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

In section 131 (sums received by clerk of court)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (5) after “130” insert “or 131C”, and

 

(b)    

after subsection (5) insert—

 

“(5A)    

If the clerk of court received the sums from an appropriate officer

 

under section 130 or 131C, the clerk of court must next apply

 

them in payment to an appropriate officer of any amount to

 

which the officer is entitled by virtue of section 131AA.”’.

 


 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

282

 

Clause  41,  page  54,  line  31,  leave out from ‘property’ to end of line 33.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

283

 

Clause  41,  page  54,  line  36,  leave out from ‘section 190A’ to end of line 38.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

284

 

Clause  41,  page  54,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

‘215AA 

 Costs of storage and realisation

 

(1)    

This section applies if a magistrates’ court makes an order under

 

section 215A.

 

(2)    

The court may determine an amount which may be recovered by the

 

appropriate officer in respect of reasonable costs incurred in—

 

(a)    

storing or insuring the property since it was seized or produced

 

as mentioned in subsection (1) of that section;

 

(b)    

realising the property.

 

(3)    

If the court makes a determination under this section the appropriate

 

officer is entitled to payment of the amount under section 203(4).

 

(4)    

A determination under this section may be made on the same occasion as

 

the section 215A order or on any later occasion; and more than one

 

determination may be made in relation to any case.


 
 

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(5)    

In this section “appropriate officer” has the same meaning as in

 

section 190A.’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

285

 

Clause  41,  page  54,  line  39,  leave out ‘Section 215A’ and insert ‘Sections 215A

 

and 215AA’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

286

 

Clause  41,  page  55,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘“(3A)    

An appropriate officer may appeal to a county court against—

 

(a)    

a determination made by a magistrates’ court under section

 

215AA;

 

(b)    

a decision by a magistrates’ court not to make a determination

 

under that section.”’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

287

 

Clause  41,  page  55,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘215C

Proceeds of realisation

 

(1)    

This section applies to sums which—

 

(a)    

are in the hands of an appropriate officer, and

 

(b)    

are the proceeds of the realisation of property under

 

section 215A.

 

(2)    

The sums must be applied as follows—

 

(a)    

first, they must be applied in making any payments directed by

 

the magistrates’ court;

 

(b)    

second, they must be paid to the appropriate chief clerk on

 

account of the amount payable under the confiscation order.

 

(3)    

If the amount payable under the confiscation order has been fully paid

 

and any sums remain in the appropriate officer’s hands, the appropriate

 

officer must distribute them—

 

(a)    

among such persons who held (or hold) interests in the property

 

represented by the proceeds as the magistrates’ court directs, and

 

(b)    

in such proportions as it directs.

 

(4)    

Before making a direction under subsection (3) the court must give

 

persons who held (or hold) interests in the property a reasonable

 

opportunity to make representations to it.

 

(5)    

In this section—

 

“appropriate officer” has the same meaning as in section 190A, and

 

“appropriate chief clerk” has the same meaning as in section 202(7).”’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

288

 

Clause  41,  page  55,  line  6,  leave out subsection (4).


 
 

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Mr Vernon Coaker

 

289

 

Clause  41,  page  55,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

In section 203(4) (payment of sums received by chief clerk under section 202)—

 

(a)    

after “section 202” insert “or 215C”,

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b) for “the receiver” substitute “any receiver”, and

 

(c)    

after paragraph (b) insert—

 

“(c)    

third, in payment to an appropriate officer of any amount

 

to which the officer is entitled by virtue of

 

section 215AA.”’.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

124

 

Page  56,  line  4,  leave out Clause 43.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

125

 

Page  57,  line  29,  leave out Clause 46.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

252

 

Clause  48,  page  62,  line  1,  leave out subsection (2).

 


 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

212

 

Clause  50,  page  63,  line  6,  leave out from ‘if’ to ‘is charged’ in line 8 and insert ‘—

 

(a)    

a person has been brought before the appropriate judge under section 4(3)

 

or 6(2) but the extradition hearing has not begun; and

 

(b)    

the judge is informed that the person’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

213

 

Clause  50,  page  63,  line  9,  leave out ‘on the Part 1 warrant to be deferred’ and

 

insert ‘in respect of the extradition to be adjourned’.


 
 

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Mr Vernon Coaker

 

214

 

Clause  50,  page  63,  line  18,  leave out ‘on the Part 1 warrant to be deferred’ and

 

insert ‘in respect of the extradition to be adjourned’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

215

 

Clause  50,  page  63,  line  23,  leave out from ‘if’ to ‘is in custody’ in line 25 and

 

insert ‘—

 

(a)    

a person has been brought before the appropriate judge under section 4(3)

 

or 6(2) but the extradition hearing has not begun; and

 

(b)    

the judge is informed that the person’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

216

 

Clause  50,  page  63,  line  27,  leave out ‘on the Part 1 warrant to be deferred’ and

 

insert ‘in respect of the extradition to be adjourned’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

217

 

Clause  50,  page  63,  line  29,  after ‘otherwise).’ insert—

 

‘(3)    

In a case where further proceedings in respect of the extradition are adjourned

 

under subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

section 131 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (remand of accused

 

already in custody) has effect as if a reference to 28 clear days in

 

subsection (1) or (2) of that section were a reference to six months;

 

(b)    

Article 47(2) of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

 

(period of remand in custody) has effect as if a reference to 28 days in—

 

(i)    

sub-paragraph (a)(iii), or

 

(ii)    

the words after sub-paragraph (b),

 

    

were a reference to six months.’.

 


 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

218

 

Clause  51,  page  63,  line  34,  leave out from ‘if’ to ‘is charged’ in line 35 and insert

 

‘—

 

(a)    

a person has been brought before the appropriate judge under section

 

72(3) or 74(3) but the extradition hearing has not begun; and

 

(b)    

the judge is informed that the person’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

219

 

Clause  51,  page  63,  line  37,  leave out ‘on the request to be deferred’ and insert ‘in

 

respect of the extradition to be adjourned’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

220

 

Clause  51,  page  64,  line  3,  leave out ‘on the request to be deferred’ and insert ‘in

 

respect of the extradition to be adjourned’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

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Policing and Crime Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

221

 

Clause  51,  page  64,  line  8,  leave out from ‘if’ to ‘is in custody’ in line 9 and insert

 

‘—

 

(a)    

a person has been brought before the appropriate judge under section

 

72(3) or 74(3) but the extradition hearing has not begun; and

 

(b)    

the judge is informed that the person’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

222

 

Clause  51,  page  64,  line  12,  leave out ‘on the request to be deferred’ and insert ‘in

 

respect of the extradition to be adjourned’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

223

 

Clause  51,  page  64,  line  14,  after ‘otherwise).’ insert—

 

‘(3)    

In a case where further proceedings in respect of the extradition are adjourned

 

under subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

section 131 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (remand of accused

 

already in custody) has effect as if a reference to 28 clear days in

 

subsection (1) or (2) of that section were a reference to six months;

 

(b)    

Article 47(2) of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

 

(period of remand in custody) has effect as if a reference to 28 days in—

 

(i)    

sub-paragraph (a)(iii), or

 

(ii)    

the words after sub-paragraph (b),

 

    

were a reference to six months.’.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

253

 

Clause  53,  page  65,  line  27,  at end insert ‘save that time during which the person

 

was outside the United Kingdom shall be disregarded for the purposes of consideration

 

for parole or early release in any event.’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

224

 

Clause  53,  page  66,  line  6,  leave out ‘or section 28 of the Crime (Sentences) Act

 

1997’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

225

 

Clause  53,  page  66,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

a duty to release the person under section 1, 1AA or 7(1) of the Prisoners

 

and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 or section 5, 11(2), 13, 19

 

or 23 of the Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007, or

 

(d)    

a duty to release the person under section 1 of the Northern Ireland

 

(Remission of Sentences‘) Act 1995, Article 26 of the Criminal Justice


 
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