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Clause 3

Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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Assessing The Proceeds Of Drug Trafficking

I beg to move amendment No. 4, in page 4, line 29, after 'accord', insert

',or on the application of the prosecutor or of the person (or on their joint application),'
In Committee the hon. Member for Monklands West (Mr. Clarke) moved an amendment to allow the prosecution or the defence to move for the High Court to remit a question of exceptional complexity to the Court of Sessions. I admitted that I saw force in the argument and undertook to look at the matter again. I have now done so and this amendment will give effect to the hon. Gentleman's proposal. If the amendment is agreed to by the House, in addition to the court so deciding, the prosecution or the defence, or both, will be able to move the court to remit where they perceive the point at issue as one that ought properly to be resolved by the Court of Session.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 5, in page 4, line 31, leave out 'retransmit' and insert 'transmit'.