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Proceeds of Crime (Scotland) Act 1995

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42Enforcement of Scottish orders in England and Wales

(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make such provision as Her Majesty considers expedient for the purpose—

(a)of enabling property in England and Wales which is realisable property to be used or realised for the payment of any amount payable under a confiscation order made in connection with an offence to which Part I of this Act applies;

(b)of securing that, where no such confiscation order has been made, property in England and Wales which is realisable property is available, in the event that such an order is so made, to be used or realised for the payment of any amount payable under it; and

(c)of enabling the enforcement in England and Wales of restraint orders, suspended forfeiture orders and forfeiture orders under any enactment other than the 1989 Act.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of the power conferred by subsection (1) above, an Order in Council under this section may—

(a)provide that, subject to any specific conditions, such description of orders made under or for the purposes of Part I, II or III of this Act so far as it relates to realisable property shall have effect in the law of England and Wales;

(b)provide that, subject to any specified conditions, the functions of a person appointed under Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect in the law of England and Wales;

(c)make provision—

(i)for the registration in the High Court of such descriptions of orders made under or for the purposes of Part I, II or III of this Act so far as it relates to realisable property as may be specified; and

(ii)for the High Court to have, in relation to the enforcement of orders made under or for the purposes of Part I, II or III of this Act so far as it so relates which are so registered, such powers as may be specified; and

(d)make provision as to the proof in England and Wales of orders made under or for the purposes of Part I, II or III of this Act so far as it so relates.

(3)In subsection (2) above “specified” means specified in an Order in Council under this section.

(4)An Order in Council under this section may amend or apply, with or without modifications, any enactment.

(5)An Order in Council under this section may contain such incidental, consequential and transitional provisions as Her Majesty considers expedient.

(6)An Order in Council under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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