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Proceeds of Crime Act

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 8 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was recovered in Northern Ireland under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each year since 2003. (48273)

The amount of assets recovered in Northern Ireland under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each year since 2003 by the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the Assets Recovery Agency is detailed in the following tables.

Assets Recovery Agency

£ million

Year1

Assets frozen2

Final orders3

Receipts4

2003-04

3.1

0

0

2004-05

3.7

1.4

0.7

April to December 2005

2.3

0.2

0.5

1 Figures in relation to the Assets Recovery Agency cover a 12-month period from April to March unless otherwise stated. 2 Assets that have been frozen through a Mareva or Interim Receiving Order. 3 Recovery orders and settlements in civil recovery cases. 4 Payments received against orders, settlements and payments made on account.

Police Service of Northern Ireland

£

Cash seizures

Confiscation orders

2003

67,805

1,227,359.15

2004

278,972.55

303,462.70

2005

666,956.49

1,006,176.62

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

£

Cash seizures

Confiscation orders

2003

50,961.36

0

2004

15,800

0

2005

11,101

0