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Drug Traffickers (Assets)

Volume 87: debated on Friday 29 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions are presently taking place with other countries on arrangements to ensure that court orders made in one jurisdiction over assets belonging to suspected drug traffickers are enforceable in another; what progress has been made so far; and if he will make a statement.

No detailed negotiations are yet taking place with countries outside the United Kingdom on this matter; but we have it in mind to seek such arrangements once Parliament has had an opportunity to consider the Government's proposals for legislation on the confiscation of drug traffickers' profits.