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The Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Interest on sums unpaid under confiscation orders

14.—(1) If any sum required to be paid by a person under a confiscation order is not paid when it is required to be paid (whether forthwith on the making of the order or at a time specified under section 35(1)(a) of the [1945 c. 15 (N.I.).] Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1945 or, as the case may be, Article 91(1) of the [1981 NI 26.] Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981)—

(a)that person shall be liable to pay interest on that sum for the period for which it remains unpaid, and

(b)the amount of the interest shall for the purposes of enforcement be treated as part of the amount to be recovered from him under the confiscation order.

(2) The Crown Court may, on the application of the prosecution, increase the term of imprisonment or detention fixed in respect of the confiscation order under section 35(1)(c) of that Act of 1945 (as it has effect by virtue of Article 13) if the effect of paragraph (1) is to increase the maximum period applicable in relation to the order under subsection (2) of that section.

(3) The rate of interest under paragraph (1) shall be that for the time being applying to a money judgment of the High Court.

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