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Cash Seizure Powers

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much cash has been seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 since the new cash seizure powers took effect; and how much was seized under previous legislation in each of the preceding five years. [114020]

The value of cash seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 since the new cash seizure powers took effect on 30 December 2002 is £19.6 million (as at 11 May 2003). The value of cash seized under previous legislation for the preceding five years has not been recorded centrally. However, the value of cash forfeitures for the entire period 1 April 1998 to 31 March 2003 was £14.95 million.