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Drugs: Crime

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to introduce further powers to seize the assets of drug dealers. (232893)

The Government announced earlier this year, as part of the draft legislative programme for 2008-09, that we would introduce new measures on the seizure and recovery of criminal assets. That remains our firm intention. Legislation will be introduced as parliamentary time permits.