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Section 2.

SCHEDULE 1E+W+S+N.I. Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996

Temporary extensionE+W+S+N.I.

1(1)This paragraph applies to any of the following if and in so far as it is in force immediately before the passing of this Act by virtue of an order under section 62(3) of the M1Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 (duration)—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a provision of the M2Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 (other than one mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)),

(b)a provision of the M3Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989, and

(c)section 4 of the M4Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy) Act 1998 (forfeiture orders).

(2)This paragraph does not apply to the following provisions of the M5Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996—

(a)section 26(1)(b) (power of entry on authority of Secretary of State),

(b)section 35 (wearing of hoods), and

(c)section 50 (explosives factories).

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2(1)A provision to which paragraph 1 applies shall continue in force for the period of 12 months starting with the day on which this Act is passed.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order provide for a provision to which paragraph 1 applies to continue in force for the period of 12 months immediately following the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

3(1)The powers under section 62(3)(a) and (c) of the M6Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 shall continue to be exercisable in relation to a provision to which paragraph 1 applies in respect of any period falling within—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the period mentioned in paragraph 2(1), or

(b)a period specified in relation to that provision under paragraph 2(2).

(2)The power under section 62(3)(b) of the M7Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 shall continue to be exercisable in relation to a provision to which paragraph 1 applies at any time during—

(a)the period mentioned in paragraph 2(1), or

(b)a period specified in relation to that provision under paragraph 2(2).

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4The Secretary of State may by order provide for a provision to which paragraph 1 applies—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)to cease to have effect on a specified day;

(b)to cease to be capable of being the subject of an order under section 62(3) of the M8Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996.

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5The continuance in force of a provision by virtue of paragraph 2 is subject to any order made by virtue of paragraph 3 or 4.E+W+S+N.I.

6(1)A provision of the M9Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 to which paragraph 1 does not apply shall continue to have effect for the purposes of, or in so far it relates to, any provision to which that paragraph does apply.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)While Part I of Schedule 1 to that Act (scheduled offences) has effect by virtue of this Schedule, the following shall also have effect—

(a)Part III of that Schedule (extra-territorial offences), and

(b)sections 3, 10 and 11 of that Act so far as they relate to offences which are scheduled offences by virtue of that Part.

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Amendments during temporary extensionE+W+S+N.I.

7The provisions of the 1996 Act which continue in force by virtue of this Schedule shall be amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

8In section 19 (arrest and seizure) after subsection (4) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(5)The reference to a rule of law in subsection (2) does not include a rule of law which has effect only by virtue of the M10Human Rights Act 1998.

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9In section 20 (search for munitions, &c.) after subsection (5) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(5A)The power to extend a period conferred by subsection (5) may be exercised only once in relation to a particular search.

10In section 26 (powers of entry, &c.) after subsection (2) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(2A)The Secretary of State may grant an authorisation under subsection (2) only if he considers it necessary for the preservation of the peace or the maintenance of order.

11In section 33 (collection of information, &c.) after subsection (5) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(5A)Before making an order under subsection (5) a court must give an opportunity to be heard to any person, other than the convicted person, who claims to be the owner of or otherwise interested in anything which can be forfeited under that subsection.

(5B)An order under subsection (5) shall not come into force until there is no further possibility of it being varied, or set aside, on appeal (disregarding any power of a court to grant leave to appeal out of time).

12(1)Part V (private security services) shall have effect subject to the provisions of this paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)On issuing a certificate under section 39 the Secretary of State may impose a condition if satisfied that it is necessary in order to prevent an organisation within section 39(8) from benefiting from the certificate.

(3)To the grounds for refusal to issue a certificate and for revocation of a certificate in sections 39(1) and (5) there shall be added the ground that the Secretary of State is satisfied that the applicant for or holder of a certificate has failed to comply with a condition imposed by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) above.

(4)The applicant for a certificate may appeal to the High Court if—

(a)the application is refused,

(b)a condition is imposed on the grant of the certificate, or

(c)the certificate is revoked.

(5)Where an appeal is brought under sub-paragraph (4), the Secretary of State may issue a certificate that the decision to which the appeal relates—

(a)was taken for the purpose of preventing benefit from accruing to an organisation which was within section 39(8), and

(b)was justified by that purpose.

(6)If he intends to rely on a certificate under sub-paragraph (5), the Secretary of State shall notify the appellant.

(7)Where the appellant is notified of the Secretary of State’s intention to rely on a certificate under sub-paragraph (5)—

(a)he may appeal against the certificate to the Tribunal established under section 91 of the M11Northern Ireland Act 1998, and

(b)sections 90(3) and (4), 91(2) to (9) and 92 of that Act (effect of appeal, procedure, and further appeal) shall apply.

(8)Rules made under section 91 or 92 of that Act which are in force immediately before the passing of this Act shall have effect in relation to a certificate under sub-paragraph (5)—

(a)with any necessary modifications, and

(b)subject to any later rules made by virtue of sub-paragraph (7)(b).

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Section 3.

SCHEDULE 2E+W+S+N.I. Proscribed Organisations

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The Irish Republican Army.

Cumann na mBan.

Fianna na hEireann.

The Red Hand Commando.

Saor Eire.

The Ulster Freedom Fighters.

The Ulster Volunteer Force.

The Irish National Liberation Army.

The Irish People’s Liberation Organisation.

The Ulster Defence Association.

The Loyalist Volunteer Force.

The Continuity Army Council.

The Orange Volunteers.

The Red Hand Defenders.

[F1Al-Qa’ida

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Egyptian Islamic Jihad

Al-Gama’at al-Islamiya

Armed Islamic Group (Groupe Islamique Armée) (GIA)

Salafist Group for Call and Combat (Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat) (GSPC)

Babbar Khalsa

International Sikh Youth Federation

Harakat Mujahideen

Jaish e Mohammed

Lashkar e Tayyaba

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

[F2The military wing of Hizballah, including the Jihad Council and all units reporting to it (including the Hizballah External Security Organisation).]

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F2Hamas-Izz al-Din al-Qassem Brigades

Palestinian Islamic Jihad—Shaqaqi

Abu Nidal Organisation

Islamic Army of Aden

F3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Kurdistan Workers’ Party (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan) (PKK)

Revolutionary Peoples’ Liberation Party—Front (Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi-Cephesi) (DHKP-C)

Basque Homeland and Liberty (Euskadi ta Askatasuna) (ETA)

17 November Revolutionary Organisation (N17)]

[F4F1Abu Sayyaf Group

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Asbat Al-Ansar

Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

Jemaah Islamiyah.]

[F5Al Ittihad Al Islamia

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Ansar Al Islam

Ansar Al Sunna

Groupe Islamique Combattant Marocain

Harakat-ul-Jihad-ul-Islami

Harakat-ul-Jihad-ul-Islami (Bangladesh)

Harakat-ul-Mujahideen/Alami

Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin

Islamic Jihad Union

Jamaat ul-Furquan

Jundallah

Khuddam ul-Islam

Lashkar-e Jhangvi

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

Sipah-e Sahaba Pakistan.]

[F6F5Al-Ghurabaa

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The Saved Sect

Baluchistan Liberation Army

Teyrebaz Azadiye Kurdistan.]

[F7F6Jammat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh

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Tehrik Nefaz-e Shari'at Muhammadi.]

F7Note

The entry for The Orange Volunteers refers to the organisation which uses that name and in the name of which a statement described as a press release was published on 14th October 1998.

[F8The entry for Jemaah Islamiyah refers to the organisation using that name that is based in south-east Asia, members of which were arrested by the Singapore authorities in December 2001 in connection with a plot to attack US and other Western targets in Singapore.F8]

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Section 5.

SCHEDULE 3E+W+S+N.I. The Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission

Constitution and administrationE+W+S+N.I.

1(1)The Commission shall consist of members appointed by the Lord Chancellor.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The Lord Chancellor shall appoint one of the members as chairman.

(3)A member shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his appointment.

(4)A member may resign at any time by notice in writing to the Lord Chancellor.

2The Lord Chancellor may appoint officers and servants for the Commission.E+W+S+N.I.

3The Lord Chancellor—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)may pay sums by way of remuneration, allowances, pensions and gratuities to or in respect of members, officers and servants,

(b)may pay compensation to a person who ceases to be a member of the Commission if the Lord Chancellor thinks it appropriate because of special circumstances, and

(c)may pay sums in respect of expenses of the Commission.

ProcedureE+W+S+N.I.

4(1)The Commission shall sit at such times and in such places as the Lord Chancellor may direct [F9 after consulting the following—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales;

(b)the Lord President of the Court of Session;

(c)the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland]F9.

(2)The Commission may sit in two or more divisions.

(3)At each sitting of the Commission—

(a)three members shall attend,

(b)one of the members shall be a person who holds or has held high judicial office (within the meaning of [F10Part 3 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005) or is or has been a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council]F10, and

(c)the chairman or another member nominated by him shall preside and report the Commission’s decision.

[F11(4)The Lord Chief Justice may nominate a judicial office holder (as defined in section 109(4) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005) to exercise his functions under this paragraph.

(5)The Lord President of the Court of Session may nominate a judge of the Court of Session who is a member of the First or Second Division of the Inner House of that Court to exercise his functions under this paragraph.

(6)The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may nominate any of the following to exercise his functions under this paragraph—

(a)the holder of one of the offices listed in Schedule 1 to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c. 26);

(b)a Lord Justice of Appeal (as defined in section 88 of that Act).F11]

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5(1)The Lord Chancellor may make rules—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)regulating the exercise of the right of appeal to the Commission;

(b)prescribing practice and procedure to be followed in relation to proceedings before the Commission;

(c)providing for proceedings before the Commission to be determined without an oral hearing in specified circumstances;

(d)making provision about evidence in proceedings before the Commission (including provision about the burden of proof and admissibility of evidence);

(e)making provision about proof of the Commission’s decisions.

(2)In making the rules the Lord Chancellor shall, in particular, have regard to the need to secure—

(a)that decisions which are the subject of appeals are properly reviewed, and

(b)that information is not disclosed contrary to the public interest.

(3)The rules shall make provision permitting organisations to be legally represented in proceedings before the Commission.

(4)The rules may, in particular—

(a)provide for full particulars of the reasons for proscription or refusal to deproscribe to be withheld from the organisation or applicant concerned and from any person representing it or him;

[F12(aa)provide for full particulars of the reasons for—

(i)the making of an order under section 3(6), or

(ii)a refusal to provide for a name to cease to be treated as a name for an organisation,

to be withheld from the organisation or applicant concerned and from any person representing it or him;]

F12(b)enable the Commission to exclude persons (including representatives) from all or part of proceedings;

(c)enable the Commission to provide a summary of evidence taken in the absence of a person excluded by virtue of paragraph (b);

(d)permit preliminary or incidental functions to be discharged by a single member;

(e)permit proceedings for permission to appeal under section 6 to be determined by a single member;

(f)make provision about the functions of persons appointed under paragraph 7;

(g)make different provision for different parties or descriptions of party.

(5)Rules under this paragraph—

(a)shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)shall not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

(6)In this paragraph a reference to proceedings before the Commission includes a reference to proceedings arising out of proceedings before the Commission.

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6(1)This paragraph applies to—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)proceedings brought by an organisation before the Commission, and

(b)proceedings arising out of proceedings to which paragraph (a) applies.

(2)Proceedings shall be conducted on behalf of the organisation by a person designated by the Commission (with such legal representation as he may choose to obtain).

(3)In [F13paragraph 5] of this Schedule a reference to an organisation includes a reference to a person designated under this paragraph.

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7(1)The relevant law officer may appoint a person to represent the interests of an organisation or other applicant in proceedings in relation to which an order has been made by virtue of paragraph 5(4)(b).E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The relevant law officer is—

(a)in relation to proceedings in England and Wales, the Attorney General,

(b)in relation to proceedings in Scotland, the Advocate General for Scotland, and

(c)in relation to proceedings in [F14Advocate General for Northern Ireland]F14.

(3)A person appointed under this paragraph must—

(a)have a general qualification for the purposes of section 71 of the M12Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (qualification for legal appointments),

(b)be an advocate or a solicitor who has rights of audience in the Court of Session or the High Court of Justiciary by virtue of section 25A of the M13Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980, or

(c)be a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland.

(4)A person appointed under this paragraph shall not be responsible to the organisation or other applicant whose interests he is appointed to represent.

(5)In [F15paragraph 5] of this Schedule a reference to a representative does not include a reference to a person appointed under this paragraph.

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[F17SCHEDULE 3AE+W+S+N.I.REGULATED SECTOR AND SUPERVISORY AUTHORITIES

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[F18PART 1 E+W+S+N.I.REGULATED SECTOR

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Business in the regulated sectorE+W+S+N.I.

1(1)A business is in the regulated sector to the extent that it consists of—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the acceptance by a credit institution of deposits or other repayable funds from the public, or the granting by a credit institution of credits for its own account;

(b)the carrying on of one or more of the activities listed in points 2 to 12 and 14 of Annex 1 to the Banking Consolidation Directive by an undertaking other than—

(i)a credit institution; or

(ii)an undertaking whose only listed activity is trading for own account in one or more of the products listed in point 7 of Annex 1 to the Banking Consolidation Directive and which does not act on behalf of a customer (that is, a third party which is not a member of the same group as the undertaking);

(c)the carrying on of activities covered by the Life Assurance Consolidation Directive by an insurance company authorised in accordance with that Directive;

(d)the provision of investment services or the performance of investment activities by a person (other than a person falling within Article 2 of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) whose regular occupation or business is the provision to other persons of an investment service or the performance of an investment activity on a professional basis;

(e)the marketing or other offering of units or shares by a collective investment undertaking;

(f)the activities of an insurance intermediary as defined in Article 2(5) of the Insurance Mediation Directive, other than a tied insurance intermediary as mentioned in Article 2(7) of that Directive, in respect of contracts of long-term insurance within the meaning given by article 3(1) of, and Part II of Schedule 1 to, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001;

(g)the carrying on of any of the activities mentioned in paragraphs (b) to (f) by a branch located in an EEA State of a person referred to in those paragraphs (or of an equivalent person in any other State), wherever its head office is located;

(h)the activities of the National Savings Bank;

(i)any activity carried on for the purpose of raising money authorised to be raised under the National Loans Act 1968 under the auspices of the Director of Savings;

[F19(j)the carrying on of statutory audit work within the meaning of section 1210 of the Companies Act 2006 (meaning of “statutory auditor” etc) by any firm or individual who is a statutory auditor within the meaning of Part 42 of that Act (statutory auditors);]

F19(k)the activities of a person appointed to act as an insolvency practitioner within the meaning of section 388 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (meaning of “act as insolvency practitioner”) or article 3 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989;

(l)the provision to other persons of accountancy services by a firm or sole practitioner who by way of business provides such services to other persons;

(m)the provision of advice about the tax affairs of other persons by a firm or sole practitioner who by way of business provides advice about the tax affairs of other persons;

(n)the participation in financial or real property transactions concerning—

(i)the buying and selling of real property (or, in Scotland, heritable property) or business entities;

(ii)the managing of client money, securities or other assets;

(iii)the opening or management of bank, savings or securities accounts;

(iv)the organisation of contributions necessary for the creation, operation or management of companies; or

(v)the creation, operation or management of trusts, companies or similar structures,

by a firm or sole practitioner who by way of business provides legal or notarial services to other persons;

(o)the provision to other persons by way of business by a firm or sole practitioner of any of the services mentioned in sub-paragraph (4);

(p)the carrying on of estate agency work (within the meaning given by section 1 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 (estate agency work)) by a firm or a sole practitioner who carries on, or whose employees carry on, such work;

(q)the trading in goods (including dealing as an auctioneer) whenever a transaction involves the receipt of a payment or payments in cash of at least 15,000 euros in total, whether the transaction is executed in a single operation or in several operations which appear to be linked, by a firm or sole trader who by way of business trades in goods;

(r)operating a casino under a casino operating licence (within the meaning given by section 65(2) of the Gambling Act 2005 (nature of licence)).

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a) and (b) “credit institution” means—

(a)a credit institution as defined in Article 4(1)(a) of the Banking Consolidation Directive; or

(b)a branch (within the meaning of Article 4(3) of that Directive) located in an EEA state of an institution falling within paragraph (a) (or of an equivalent institution in any other State) wherever its head office is located.

(3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(n) a person participates in a transaction by assisting in the planning or execution of the transaction or otherwise acting for or on behalf of a client in the transaction.

(4)The services referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(o) are—

(a)forming companies or other legal persons;

(b)acting, or arranging for another person to act—

(i)as a director or secretary of a company;

(ii)as a partner of a partnership; or

(iii)in a similar position in relation to other legal persons;

(c)providing a registered office, business address, correspondence or administrative address or other related services for a company, partnership or any other legal person or arrangement;

(d)acting, or arranging for another person to act, as—

(i)a trustee of an express trust or similar legal arrangement; or

(ii)a nominee shareholder for a person other than a company whose securities are listed on a regulated market.

(5)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (4)(d) “regulated market”—

(a)in relation to any EEA State, has the meaning given by point 14 of Article 4(1) of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive; and

(b)in relation to any other State, means a regulated financial market which subjects companies whose securities are admitted to trading to disclosure obligations which are contained in international standards and are equivalent to the specified disclosure obligations.

(6)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5) “the specified disclosure obligations” means disclosure requirements consistent with—

(a)Article 6(1) to (4) of Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28th January 2003 on insider dealing and market manipulation;

(b)Articles 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 14 and 16 of Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4th November 2003 on the prospectuses to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading;

(c)Articles 4 to 6, 14, 16 to 19 and 30 of Directive 2004/109/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15th December 2004 relating to the harmonisation of transparency requirements in relation to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market; or

(d)Community legislation made under the provisions mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c).

(7)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(j) and (l) to (q) “firm” means any entity, whether or not a legal person, that is not an individual and includes a body corporate and a partnership or other unincorporated association.

(8)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(q) “cash” means notes, coins or travellers' cheques in any currency.

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Excluded activitiesE+W+S+N.I.

2(1)A business is not in the regulated sector to the extent that it consists of—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the issuing of withdrawable share capital within the limit set by section 6 of the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 (maximum shareholding in society), or the acceptance of deposits from the public within the limit set by section 7(3) of that Act (carrying on of banking by societies), by a society registered under that Act;

(b)the issuing of withdrawable share capital within the limit set by section 6 of the Industrial and Provident Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (maximum shareholding in society), or the acceptance of deposits from the public within the limit set by section 7(3) of that Act (carrying on of banking by societies), by a society registered under that Act;

(c)the carrying on of any activity in respect of which a person who is (or falls within a class of persons) specified in any of paragraphs 2 to 23, 25 to 38 or 40 to 49 of the Schedule to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) Order 2001 is exempt;

(d)the exercise of the functions specified in section 45 of the Financial Services Act 1986 (miscellaneous exemptions) by a person who was an exempted person for the purposes of that section immediately before its repeal;

(e)the engaging in financial activity which fulfils all of the conditions set out in paragraphs (a) to (g) of sub-paragraph (3) of this paragraph by a person whose main activity is that of a high value dealer; or

(f)the preparation of a home information pack (within the meaning of Part 5 of the Housing Act 2004 (home information packs)) or a document or information for inclusion in a home information pack.

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(e) a “high value dealer” means a person mentioned in paragraph 1(1)(q) when carrying on the activities mentioned in that paragraph.

(3)A business is not in the regulated sector to the extent that it consists of financial activity if—

(a)the person's total annual turnover in respect of the financial activity does not exceed £64,000;

(b)the financial activity is limited in relation to any customer to no more than one transaction exceeding 1,000 euros, whether the transaction is carried out in a single operation, or a series of operations which appear to be linked;

(c)the financial activity does not exceed 5% of the person's total annual turnover;

(d)the financial activity is ancillary to the person's main activity and directly related to that activity;

(e)the financial activity is not the transmission or remittance of money (or any representation of monetary value) by any means;

(f)the main activity of the person carrying on the financial activity is not an activity mentioned in paragraph 1(1)(a) to (p) or (r); and

(g)the financial activity is provided only to customers of the person's main activity and is not offered to the public.

(4)A business is not in the regulated sector if it is carried on by—

(a)the Auditor General for Scotland;

(b)the Auditor General for Wales;

(c)the Bank of England;

(d)the Comptroller and Auditor General;

(e)the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland;

(f)the Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court, when acting as trustee in his official capacity; or

(g)the Treasury Solicitor.

Interpretation E+W+S+N.I.

3(1)In this Part—E+W+S+N.I.

  • the Banking Consolidation Directive” means directive 2006/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14th June 2006 relating to the taking up and pursuit of the business of credit institutions;

  • the Insurance Mediation Directive” means directive 2002/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9th December 2002 on insurance mediation;

  • the Life Assurance Consolidation Directive” means directive 2002/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5th November 2002 concerning life assurance; and

  • the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive” means directive 2004/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12th April 2004 on markets in financial instruments.

(2)In this Part references to amounts in euros include references to equivalent amounts in another currency.

(3)Terms used in this Part and in the Banking Consolidation Directive or the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive have the same meaning in this Part as in those Directives.]

[F20PART 2 E+W+S+N.I.SUPERVISORY AUTHORITIES

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4(1)The following bodies are supervisory authorities—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs;

(b)the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland;

(c)the Financial Services Authority;

(d)the Gambling Commission;

(e)the Office of Fair Trading;

(f)the Secretary of State; and

(g)the professional bodies listed in sub-paragraph (2).

(2)The professional bodies referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(g) are—

(a)the Association of Accounting Technicians;

(b)the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;

(c)the Association of International Accountants;

(d)the Association of Taxation Technicians;

(e)the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants;

(f)the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy;

(g)the Chartered Institute of Taxation;

(h)the Council for Licensed Conveyancers;

(i)the Faculty of Advocates;

(j)the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury;

(k)the General Council of the Bar;

(l)the General Council of the Bar of Northern Ireland;

(m)the Insolvency Practitioners Association;

(n)the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers;

(o)the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;

(p)the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland;

(q)the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland;

(r)the Institute of Financial Accountants;

(s)the International Association of Book-keepers;

(t)the Law Society;

(u)the Law Society for Northern Ireland; and

(v)the Law Society of Scotland.]

PART 3E+W+S+N.I.POWER TO AMEND

5(1)The Treasury may by order amend Part 1 or 2 of this Schedule.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)An order under sub-paragraph (1) must be made by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.]

Section 23.

SCHEDULE 4E+W+S+N.I. Forfeiture Orders

Part IE+W+S+N.I. England and Wales

InterpretationE+W+S+N.I.

1In this Part of this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

  • forfeiture order” means an order made by a court in England and Wales under section 23 [F21or 23A]F21, and

  • forfeited property” means the money or other property to which a forfeiture order applies.

  • [F22relevant offence” means—

    (a)

    an offence under any of sections 15 to 18,

    (b)

    an offence to which section 23A applies, or

    (c)

    in relation to a restraint order, any offence specified in Schedule 2 to the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (offences where terrorist connection to be considered).F22]

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Amendments (Textual)

F21Sch. 4 para. 1: words in definition of "forfeiture order" inserted (18.6.2009) by Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 39, 100(5), Sch. 3 para. 5(2)(a) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

F22Sch. 4 para. 1: definition of "relevant offence" inserted (18.6.2009) by Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 39, 100(5), Sch. 3 para. 5(2)(b) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

Implementation of forfeiture ordersE+W+S+N.I.

2(1)Where a court in England and Wales makes a forfeiture order it may make such other provision as appears to it to be necessary for giving effect to the order, and in particular it may—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)require any of the forfeited property to be paid or handed over to the proper officer or to a constable designated for the purpose by the chief officer of police of a police force specified in the order;

(b)direct any of the forfeited property other than money or land to be sold or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the court may direct and the proceeds (if any) to be paid to the proper officer;

(c)appoint a receiver to take possession, subject to such conditions and exceptions as may be specified by the court, of any of the forfeited property, to realise it in such manner as the court may direct and to pay the proceeds to the proper officer;

(d)direct a specified part of any forfeited money, or of the proceeds of the sale, disposal or realisation of any forfeited property, to be paid by the proper officer to a specified person falling within [F23section 23B(1)]F23.

(2)A forfeiture order shall not come into force until there is no further possibility of it being varied, or set aside, on appeal (disregarding any power of a court to grant leave to appeal out of time).

(3)In sub-paragraph (1)(b) and (d) a reference to the proceeds of the sale, disposal or realisation of property is a reference to the proceeds after deduction of the costs of sale, disposal or realisation.

(4)Section 140 of the M14Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (disposal of non-pecuniary forfeitures) shall not apply.

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Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3Sch. 4 para. 2(1) extended (with modifications) (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927 art. 11(1)

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3(1)A receiver appointed under paragraph 2 shall be entitled to be paid his remuneration and expenses by the proper officer out of the proceeds of the property realised by the receiver and paid to the proper officer under paragraph 2(1)(c).E+W+S+N.I.

(2)If and so far as those proceeds are insufficient, the receiver shall be entitled to be paid his remuneration and expenses by the prosecutor.

(3)A receiver appointed under paragraph 2 shall not be liable to any person in respect of any loss or damage resulting from action—

(a)which he takes in relation to property which is not forfeited property, but which he reasonably believes to be forfeited property,

(b)which he would be entitled to take if the property were forfeited property, and

(c)which he reasonably believes that he is entitled to take because of his belief that the property is forfeited property.

(4)Sub-paragraph (3) does not apply in so far as the loss or damage is caused by the receiver’s negligence.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4Sch. 4 para. 3 applied (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927, art. 11(1)

4(1)In paragraphs 2 and 3 “the proper officer” means—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)where the forfeiture order is made by a magistrates’ court, the [F24designated officer]F24 for that court,

(b)where the forfeiture order is made by the Crown Court and the defendant was committed to the Crown Court by a magistrates’ court, the [F24designated officer]F24 for the magistrates’ court, and

(c)where the forfeiture order is made by the Crown Court and the proceedings were instituted by a bill of indictment preferred by virtue of section 2(2)(b) of the M15Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1933, the [F24designated officer]F24 for the magistrates’ court for the place where the trial took place.

(2)The proper officer shall issue a certificate in respect of a forfeiture order if an application is made by—

(a)the prosecutor in the proceedings in which the forfeiture order was made,

(b)the defendant in those proceedings, or

(c)a person whom the court heard under [F25section 23B(1)]F25 before making the order.

(3)The certificate shall state the extent (if any) to which, at the date of the certificate, effect has been given to the forfeiture order.

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[F26Application of proceeds to compensate victimsE+W+S+N.I.

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F26Sch. 4 para. 4A and preceding cross-heading inserted (18.6.2009) by Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 37(1), 100(5) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

4A(1)Where a court makes a forfeiture order in a case where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the offender has been convicted of an offence that has resulted in a person suffering personal injury, loss or damage, or

(b)any such offence is taken into consideration by the court in determining sentence,

the court may also order that an amount not exceeding a sum specified by the court is to be paid to that person out of the proceeds of the forfeiture.

(2)For this purpose the proceeds of the forfeiture means the aggregate amount of—

(a)any forfeited money, and

(b)the proceeds of the sale, disposal or realisation of any forfeited property, after deduction of the costs of the sale, disposal or realisation,

reduced by the amount of any payment under paragraph 2(1)(d) or 3(1).

(3)The court may make an order under this paragraph only if it is satisfied that but for the inadequacy of the offender's means it would have made a compensation order under section 130 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 under which the offender would have been required to pay compensation of an amount not less than the specified amount.]

Restraint ordersE+W+S+N.I.

5(1)The High Court may make a restraint order under this paragraph where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)proceedings have been instituted in England and Wales for [F27a relevant offence]F27,

(b)the proceedings have not been concluded,

(c)an application for a restraint order is made to the High Court by the prosecutor, and

(d)a forfeiture order has been made, or it appears to the High Court that a forfeiture order may be made, in the proceedings for the offence.

[F28(2)The High Court may also make a restraint order under this paragraph where—

(a)a criminal investigation has been started in England and Wales with regard to [F27a relevant offence]F27,

(b)an application for a restraint order is made to the High Court by the person who the High Court is satisfied will have the conduct of any proceedings for the offence, and

(c)it appears to the High Court that a forfeiture order may be made in any proceedings for the offence.]

(3)A restraint order prohibits a person to whom notice of it is given, subject to any conditions and exceptions specified in the order, from dealing with property in respect of which a forfeiture order has been or could be made in [F29any proceedings] referred to in sub-paragraph (1) or (2).

(4)An application for a restraint order may be made to a judge in chambers without notice.

(5)In this paragraph a reference to dealing with property includes a reference to removing the property from Great Britain.

[F30(6)In this paragraph “criminal investigation” means an investigation which police officers or other persons have a duty to conduct with a view to it being ascertained whether a person should be charged with an offence.]

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6(1)A restraint order shall provide for notice of it to be given to any person affected by the order.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)A restraint order may be discharged or varied by the High Court on the application of a person affected by it.

[F31(3)A restraint order made under paragraph 5(1) shall in particular be discharged on an application under sub-paragraph (2) if the proceedings for the offence have been concluded.

(4)A restraint order made under paragraph 5(2) shall in particular be discharged on an application under sub-paragraph (2)—

(a)if no proceedings in respect of [F32relevant offences]F32 are instituted within such time as the High Court considers reasonable, and

(b)if all proceedings in respect of [F32relevant offences]F32 have been concluded.]

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F31Sch. 4 para. 6(3)(4) substituted for Sch. 4 para. 6(3) (20.12.2001) by 2001 c. 24, s. 3, Sch. 2 Pt. 2 para. 2(5); S.I. 2001/4019, art. 2(1)(c)

7(1)A constable may seize any property subject to a restraint order for the purpose of preventing it from being removed from Great Britain.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Property seized under this paragraph shall be dealt with in accordance with the High Court’s directions.

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C5Sch. 4 para. 7 applied (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927, art. 12

8(1)The M16Land Charges Act 1972 and the [F33Land Registration Act 2002]E+W+S+N.I.

(a)shall apply in relation to restraint orders as they apply in relation to orders affecting land made by the court for the purpose of enforcing judgments or recognizances, and [F34, except that no notice may be entered in the register of title under the Land Registration Act 2002 in respect of such orders]

(b)shall apply in relation to applications for restraint orders as they apply in relation to other pending land actions.

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F33Words in Sch. 4 para. 8(1) substituted (13.10.2003) by 2002 c. 9, s. 133, Sch. 11 para. 38(a) (with s. 129); S.I. 2003/1725, art. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C6Sch. 4 para. 8 applied (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927, art. 12

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X19(1)This paragraph applies where a restraint order is discharged under [F36paragraph 6(4)(a)].E+W+S+N.I.

(2)This paragraph also applies where a forfeiture order or a restraint order is made in or in relation to proceedings for [F37a relevant offence]F37 which—

(a)do not result in conviction for [F38a relevant offence]F38,

(b)result in conviction for [F38a relevant offence]F38 in respect of which the person convicted is subsequently pardoned by Her Majesty, or

(c)result in conviction for [F38a relevant offence]F38 which is subsequently quashed.

(3)A person who had an interest in any property which was subject to the order may apply to the High Court for compensation.

(4)The High Court may order compensation to be paid to the applicant if satisfied—

(a)that there was a serious default on the part of a person concerned in the investigation or prosecution of the offence,

(b)that the person in default was or was acting as a member of a police force, or was a member of the Crown Prosecution Service or was acting on behalf of the Service,

(c)that the applicant has suffered loss in consequence of anything done in relation to the property by or in pursuance of the forfeiture order or restraint order, and

(d)that, having regard to all the circumstances, it is appropriate to order compensation to be paid.

(5)The High Court shall not order compensation to be paid where it appears to it that proceedings for the offence would have been instituted even if the serious default had not occurred.

(6)Compensation payable under this paragraph shall be paid—

(a)where the person in default was or was acting as a member of a police force, out of the police fund out of which the expenses of that police force are met, and

(b)where the person in default was a member of the Crown Prosecution Service, or was acting on behalf of the Service, by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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X1The omission of the cross-heading "Compensation" on 18.6.2009 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under "Restraint Orders" cross-heading.

Amendments (Textual)

X210(1)This paragraph applies where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a forfeiture order or a restraint order is made in or in relation to proceedings for [F39a relevant offence]F39, and

(b)the proceedings result in a conviction which is subsequently quashed on an appeal under section 7(2) or (5).

(2)A person who had an interest in any property which was subject to the order may apply to the High Court for compensation.

(3)The High Court may order compensation to be paid to the applicant if satisfied—

(a)that the applicant has suffered loss in consequence of anything done in relation to the property by or in pursuance of the forfeiture order or restraint order, and

(b)that, having regard to all the circumstances, it is appropriate to order compensation to be paid.

(4)Compensation payable under this paragraph shall be paid by the Secretary of State.

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X2The omission of the cross-heading "Compensation" on 18.6.2009 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under "Restraint Orders" cross-heading.

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F40...E+W+S+N.I.

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F40Sch. 4 para. 9: preceding cross-heading omitted (18.6.2009) by virtue of Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 39, 100(5), Sch. 3 para. 5(7) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

Proceedings for an offence: timingE+W+S+N.I.

11(1)For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule proceedings for an offence are instituted—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)when a justice of the peace issues a summons or warrant under section 1 of the M17Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 in respect of the offence;

(b)when a person is charged with the offence after being taken into custody without a warrant;

(c)when a bill of indictment charging a person with the offence is preferred by virtue of section 2(2)(b) of the M18Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1933.

(2)Where the application of sub-paragraph (1) would result in there being more than one time for the institution of proceedings they shall be taken to be instituted at the earliest of those times.

(3)For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule proceedings are concluded—

(a)when a forfeiture order has been made in those proceedings and effect has been given to it in respect of all the forfeited property, or

(b)when no forfeiture order has been made in those proceedings and there is no further possibility of one being made as a result of an appeal (disregarding any power of a court to grant leave to appeal out of time).

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[F41Domestic and overseas freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

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11A(1)This paragraph has effect for the purposes of paragraphs 11B to 11G.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The relevant Framework Decision means the Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence adopted by the Council of the European Union on 22nd July 2003.

(3)A listed offence means—

(a)an offence described in Article 3(2) of the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)a prescribed offence or an offence of a prescribed description.

(4)An order under sub-paragraph (3)(b) which, for the purposes of paragraph 11D, prescribes an offence or a description of offences may require that the conduct which constitutes the offence or offences would, if it occurred in a part of the United Kingdom, constitute an offence in that part.

(5)Specified information, in relation to a certificate under paragraph 11B or 11D, means—

(a)any information required to be given by the form of certificate annexed to the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)any prescribed information.

(6)In this paragraph, “prescribed” means prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(7)A participating country means—

(a)a country other than the United Kingdom which is a member State on a day appointed for the commencement of Schedule 4 to the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003, and

(b)any other member State designated by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(8)Country” includes territory.

(9)Section 14(2)(a) applies for the purposes of determining what are the proceeds of the commission of an offence.

Prospective

Domestic freezing orders: certificationE+W+S+N.I.

11B(1)If any of the property to which an application for a restraint order relates is property in a participating country, the applicant may ask the High Court to make a certificate under this paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The High Court may make a certificate under this paragraph if—

(a)it makes a restraint order in relation to property in the participating country, and

(b)it is satisfied that there is a good arguable case that the property is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of a listed offence.

(3)A certificate under this paragraph is a certificate which—

(a)is made for the purposes of the relevant Framework Decision, and

(b)gives the specified information.

(4)If the High Court makes a certificate under this paragraph—

(a)the restraint order must provide for notice of the certificate to be given to the person affected by it, and

(b)paragraph 6(2) to (4) applies to the certificate as it applies to the restraint order.

Prospective

Sending domestic freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

11C(1)If a certificate is made under paragraph 11B, the restraint order and the certificate are to be sent to the Secretary of State for forwarding to—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a court exercising jurisdiction in the place where the property is situated, or

(b)any authority recognised by the government of the participating country as the appropriate authority for receiving orders of that kind.

(2)The restraint order and the certificate must be accompanied by a forfeiture order, unless the certificate indicates when the court expects a forfeiture order to be sent.

(3)The certificate must include a translation of it into an appropriate language of the participating country (if that language is not English).

(4)The certificate must be signed by or on behalf of the court and must include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it.

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(5)If the restraint order and the certificate are not accompanied by a forfeiture order, but a forfeiture order is subsequently made, it is to be sent to the Secretary of State for forwarding as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

Prospective

Overseas freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

11D(1)Paragraph 11E applies where an overseas freezing order made by an appropriate court or authority in a participating country is received by the Secretary of State from the court or authority which made or confirmed the order.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)An overseas freezing order is an order prohibiting dealing with property—

(a)which is in the United Kingdom,

(b)which the appropriate court or authority considers is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of such an offence, and

(c)in respect of which an order has been or may be made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the participating country for the forfeiture of the property,

and in respect of which the following requirements of this paragraph are met.

(3)The action which the appropriate court or authority considered would constitute or, as the case may be, constituted the listed offence is action done as an act of terrorism or for the purposes of terrorism.

(4)The order must relate to—

(a)criminal proceedings instituted in the participating country, or

(b)a criminal investigation being carried on there.

(5)The order must be accompanied by a certificate which gives the specified information; but a certificate may be treated as giving any specified information which is not given in it if the Secretary of State has the information in question.

(6)The certificate must—

(a)be signed by or on behalf of the court or authority which made or confirmed the order,

(b)include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it,

(c)if it is not in English, include a translation of it into English (or, if appropriate, Welsh).

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(7)The order must be accompanied by an order made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in that country for the forfeiture of the property, unless the certificate indicates when such an order is expected to be sent.

(8)An appropriate court or authority in a participating country in relation to an overseas freezing order is—

(a)a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the country,

(b)a prosecuting authority in the country,

(c)any other authority in the country which appears to the Secretary of State to have the function of making such orders.

(9)References in paragraphs 11E to 11G to an overseas freezing order include its accompanying certificate.

Prospective

Enforcement of overseas freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

11E(1)Where this paragraph applies the Secretary of State must send a copy of the overseas freezing order to the High Court and to the Director of Public Prosecutions.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The court is to consider the overseas freezing order on its own initiative within a period prescribed by rules of court.

(3)Before giving effect to the overseas freezing order, the court must give the Director an opportunity to be heard.

(4)The court may decide not to give effect to the overseas freezing order only if, in its opinion, giving effect to it would be incompatible with any of the Convention rights (within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998).

11FThe High Court may postpone giving effect to an overseas freezing order in respect of any property—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in order to avoid prejudicing a criminal investigation which is taking place in the United Kingdom, or

(b)if, under an order made by a court in criminal proceedings in the United Kingdom, the property may not be dealt with.

11G(1)Where the High Court decides to give effect to an overseas freezing order, it must—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)register the order in that court,

(b)provide for notice of the registration to be given to any person affected by it.

(2)For the purpose of enforcing an overseas freezing order registered in the High Court, the order is to have effect as if it were an order made by that court.

(3)Paragraph 7 applies to an overseas freezing order registered in the High Court as it applies to a restraint order under paragraph 5.

(4)The High Court may cancel the registration of the order, or vary the property to which the order applies, on an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions or any other person affected by it, if or to the extent that—

(a)the court is of the opinion mentioned in paragraph 11E(4), or

(b)the court is of the opinion that the order has ceased to have effect in the participating country.

(5)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make further provision for the enforcement in England and Wales of registered overseas freezing orders.

(6)An Order in Council under this paragraph—

(a)may make different provision for different cases,

(b)is not to be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.]

Enforcement of orders made elsewhere in the British IslandsE+W+S+N.I.

12In the following provisions of this Part of this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

  • a Scottish order” means—

    (a)

    an order made in Scotland under section 23 [F42or 23A]F42(“a Scottish forfeiture order”),

    (b)

    an order made under paragraph 18 (“a Scottish restraint order”), or

    (c)

    an order made under any other provision of Part II of this Schedule in relation to a Scottish forfeiture or restraint order;

  • a Northern Ireland order” means—

    (a)

    an order made in Northern Ireland under section 23 [F42or 23A]F42(“a Northern Ireland forfeiture order”),

    (b)

    an order made under paragraph 33 (“a Northern Ireland restraint order”), or

    (c)

    an order made under any other provision of Part III of this Schedule in relation to a Northern Ireland forfeiture or restraint order;

  • an Islands order” means an order made in any of the Islands under a provision of the law of that Island corresponding to—

    (a)

    section 23 [F42or 23A]F42(“an Islands forfeiture order”),

    (b)

    paragraph 5 (“an Islands restraint order”), or

    (c)

    any other provision of this Part of this Schedule.

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13(1)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Islands order shall have effect in the law of England and Wales.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)But such an order shall be enforced in England and Wales only in accordance with—

(a)the provisions of this paragraph, and

(b)any provision made by rules of court as to the manner in which, and the conditions subject to which, such orders are to be enforced there.

(3)On an application made to it in accordance with rules of court for registration of a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Islands order, the High Court shall direct that the order shall, in accordance with such rules, be registered in that court.

(4)Rules of court shall also make provision—

(a)for cancelling or varying the registration of a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Islands forfeiture order when effect has been given to it, whether in England and Wales or elsewhere, in respect of all or, as the case may be, part of the money or other property to which the order applies;

(b)for cancelling or varying the registration of a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Islands restraint order which has been discharged or varied by the court by which it was made.

(5)If a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Islands forfeiture order is registered under this paragraph the High Court shall have, in relation to that order, the same powers as a court has under paragraph 2(1) to give effect to a forfeiture order made by it and—

(a)paragraph 3 shall apply accordingly,

(b)any functions of [F43the designated officer for a magistrates' court]F43 shall be exercised by the appropriate officer of the High Court, and

(c)after making any payment required by virtue of paragraph 2(1)(d) or 3, the balance of any sums received by the appropriate officer of the High Court by virtue of an order made under this sub-paragraph shall be paid by him to the Secretary of State.

(6)If a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Islands restraint order is registered under this paragraph—

(a)paragraphs 7 and 8 shall apply as they apply to a restraint order under paragraph 5, and

(b)the High Court shall have power to make an order under section 33 of the M19[F44Senior Courts Act 1981]F44(extended power to order inspection of property, &c.) in relation to proceedings brought or likely to be brought for a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Islands restraint order as if those proceedings had been brought or were likely to be brought in the High Court.

(7)In addition, if a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Islands order is registered under this paragraph—

(a)the High Court shall have, in relation to its enforcement, the same power as if the order had originally been made in the High Court,

(b)proceedings for or with respect to its enforcement may be taken as if the order had originally been made in the High Court, and

(c)proceedings for or with respect to contravention of such an order, whether before or after such registration, may be taken as if the order had originally been made in the High Court.

(8)The High Court may also make such orders or do otherwise as seems to it appropriate for the purpose of—

(a)assisting the achievement in England and Wales of the purposes of a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Islands order, or

(b)assisting a receiver or other person directed by a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Islands order to sell or otherwise dispose of property.

(9)The following documents shall be received in evidence in England and Wales without further proof—

(a)a document purporting to be a copy of a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Islands order and to be certified as such by a proper officer of the court by which it was made, and

(b)a document purporting to be a certificate for purposes corresponding to those of paragraph 4(2) and (3) and to be certified by a proper officer of the court concerned.

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Amendments (Textual)

F44Act: for the words "Supreme Court Act 1981" wherever they occur in any enactment there are substituted (1.10.2009) the words "Senior Courts Act 1981" by Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4), ss. 59, 148(1), Sch. 11 para. 1(2); S.I. 2009/1604, art. 2(d)

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I1Sch. 4 para. 13 wholly in force at 19.2.2001; Sch. 4 para. 13 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 128; Sch. 4 para. 13(2)(b)(3)(4) in force at 31.10.2000 by S.I. 2000/2944, art. 2(h)(i); Sch. 4 in force at 19.2.2001 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2001/421, art. 2

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Enforcement of orders made in designated countriesE+W+S+N.I.

14(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make provision for the purpose of enabling the enforcement in England and Wales of external orders.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)An “external order” means an order—

(a)which is made in a country or territory designated for the purposes of this paragraph by the Order in Council, and

(b)which makes relevant provision.

(3)Relevant provision” means—

(a)provision for the forfeiture of terrorist property (“an external forfeiture order”), or

(b)provision prohibiting dealing with property which is subject to an external forfeiture order or in respect of which such an order could be made in proceedings which have been or are to be instituted in the designated country or territory (“an external restraint order”).

(4)An Order in Council under this paragraph may, in particular, include provision—

(a)which, for the purpose of facilitating the enforcement of any external order that may be made, has effect at times before there is an external order to be enforced;

(b)for matters corresponding to those for which provision is made by, or can be made under, paragraph 13(1) to (8) in relation to the orders to which that paragraph applies;

(c)for the proof of any matter relevant for the purposes of anything falling to be done in pursuance of the Order in Council.

(5)An Order in Council under this paragraph may also make provision with respect to anything falling to be done on behalf of the United Kingdom in a designated country or territory in relation to proceedings in that country or territory for or in connection with the making of an external order.

(6)An Order in Council under this paragraph—

(a)may make different provision for different cases, and

(b)shall not be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

Part IIE+W+S+N.I. Scotland

Implementation of forfeiture ordersE+W+S+N.I.

15In this Part of this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

  • forfeiture order” means an order made by a court in Scotland under section 23 [F45or 23A]F45, and

  • forfeited property” means the money or other property to which a forfeiture order applies.

  • [F46relevant offence” means—

    (a)

    an offence under any of sections 15 to 18,

    (b)

    an offence to which section 23A applies, or

    (c)

    in relation to a restraint order, any offence specified in Schedule 2 to the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (offences where terrorist connection to be considered).F46]

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F45Sch. 4 para. 15: words in definition of "forfeiture order" inserted (18.6.2009) by Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 39, 100(5), Sch. 3 para. 5(11)(a) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

F46Sch. 4 para. 15: definition of "relevant offence" inserted (18.6.2009) by Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 39, 100(5), Sch. 3 para. 5(11)(b) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

16(1)Where a court in Scotland makes a forfeiture order it may make such other provision as appears to it to be necessary for giving effect to the order, and in particular it may—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)direct any of the forfeited property other than money or land to be sold or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the court may direct;

(b)appoint an administrator to take possession, subject to such conditions and exceptions as may be specified by the court, of any of the forfeited property and to realise it in such manner as the court may direct;

(c)direct a specified part of any forfeited money, or of the proceeds of the sale, disposal or realisation of any forfeited property, to be paid to a specified person falling within [F47section 23B(1)]F47.

(2)A forfeiture order shall not come into force so long as an appeal is pending against the order or against the conviction on which it was made; and for this purpose where an appeal is competent but has not been brought it shall be treated as pending until the expiry of a period of fourteen days from the date when the order was made.

(3)Any balance remaining after making any payment required under sub-paragraph (1)(c) or paragraph 17 shall be treated for the purposes of section 211(5) of the M20Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (fines payable to the Treasury) as if it were a fine imposed in the High Court of Justiciary.

(4)The clerk of court shall, on the application of—

(a)the prosecutor in the proceedings in which a forfeiture order is made,

(b)the accused in those proceedings, or

(c)a person whom the court heard under [F47section 23B(1)]F47 before making the order,

certify in writing the extent (if any) to which, at the date of the certificate, effect has been given to the order in respect of the money or other property to which it applies.

(5)In sub-paragraph (1) references to the proceeds of the sale, disposal or realisation of property are references to the proceeds after deduction of the costs of sale, disposal or realisation.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C7Sch. 4 para. 16(1) extended (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927, art. 18

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AdministratorsE+W+S+N.I.

17(1)The Court of Session may by rules of court prescribe the powers and duties of an administrator appointed under paragraph 16.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)An administrator appointed under paragraph 16 shall be entitled to be paid his remuneration and expenses out of the proceeds of the property realised by him or, if and so far as those proceeds are insufficient, by the Lord Advocate.

(3)The accountant of court shall supervise an administrator appointed under paragraph 16 in the exercise of the powers conferred, and discharge of the duties imposed, on him under or by virtue of that paragraph.

(4)An administrator appointed under paragraph 16 shall not be liable to any person in respect of any loss or damage resulting from action—

(a)which he takes in relation to property which is not forfeited property, but which he reasonably believes to be forfeited property,

(b)which he would be entitled to take if the property were forfeited property, and

(c)which he takes reasonably believing that he is entitled to take because of his belief that the property is forfeited property.

(5)Sub-paragraph (4) does not apply in so far as the loss or damage is caused by the administrator’s negligence.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C9Sch. 4 para. 17 applied (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927, art. 18

[F48Application of proceeds to compensate victimsE+W+S+N.I.

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Amendments (Textual)

F48Sch. 4 para. 17A and preceding cross-heading inserted (18.6.2009) by Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 37(2), 100(5) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

17A(1)Where a court makes a forfeiture order in a case where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the offender has been convicted of an offence that has resulted in a person suffering personal injury, loss or damage, or

(b)any such offence is taken into consideration by the court in determining sentence,

the court may also order that an amount not exceeding a sum specified by the court is to be paid to that person out of the proceeds of the forfeiture.

(2)For this purpose the proceeds of the forfeiture means the aggregate amount of—

(a)any forfeited money, and

(b)the proceeds of the sale, disposal or realisation of any forfeited property, after deduction of the costs of the sale, disposal or realisation,

reduced by the amount of any payment under paragraph 16(1)(c) or 17(2).

(3)The court may make an order under this paragraph only if it is satisfied that but for the inadequacy of the offender's means it would have made a compensation order under section 249 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 under which the offender would have been required to pay compensation of an amount not less than the specified amount.]

Restraint ordersE+W+S+N.I.

18(1)The Court of Session, on an application made by the Lord Advocate, may make a restraint order under this paragraph where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)proceedings have been instituted in Scotland for [F49a relevant offence]F49,

(b)the proceedings have not been concluded, and

(c)a forfeiture order has been made, or it appears to the court that a forfeiture order may be made, in the proceedings for the offence.

[F50(2)The Court of Session may also make a restraint order on such an application where—

(a)a criminal investigation has been instituted in Scotland with regard to [F49a relevant offence]F49, and

(b)it appears to the Court of Session that a forfeiture order may be made in any proceedings for the offence.]

(3)A restraint order prohibits a person to whom notice of it is given, subject to any conditions and exceptions specified in the order, from dealing with property in respect of which a forfeiture order has been or could be made in [F51any proceedings] referred to in sub-paragraph (1) or (2).

(4)An application for a restraint order may be made ex parte in chambers.

(5)For the purposes of this paragraph, dealing with property includes removing the property from Great Britain.

[F52(6)In this paragraph “criminal investigation” means an investigation which police officers or other persons have a duty to conduct with a view to it being ascertained whether a person should be charged with an offence.]

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19(1)A restraint order shall provide for notice of it to be given to any person affected by the order.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)A restraint order may be recalled or varied by the Court of Session on the application of any person affected by it.

[F53(3)A restraint order made under paragraph 18(1) shall in particular be recalled on an application under sub-paragraph (2) if the proceedings for the offence have been concluded.

(3A)A restraint order made under paragraph 18(2) shall in particular be discharged on an application under sub-paragraph (2)—

(a)if no proceedings in respect of [F54relevant offences]F54 are instituted within such time as the Court of Session considers reasonable, and

(b)if all proceedings in respect of [F54relevant offences]F54 have been concluded.]

(4)When proceedings for the offence are concluded the Lord Advocate shall forthwith apply to the Court for recall of the order.

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F53Sch. 4 para. 19(3)(3A) substituted for Sch. 4 para. 19(3) (20.12.2001) by 2001 c. 24, s. 3, Sch. 2 Pt. 2 para. 3(5); S.I. 2001/4019, art. 2(1)(c)

20(1)A constable may seize any property subject to a restraint order for the purpose of preventing it from being removed from Great Britain.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Property seized under this paragraph shall be dealt with in accordance with the Court’s directions.

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C10Sch. 4 para. 20 applied (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927, art. 19

21(1)On the application of the Lord Advocate, the Court of Session may, in respect of heritable property in Scotland affected by a restraint order (whether such property generally or particular such property) grant warrant for inhibition against any person interdicted by the order.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Subject to this Part of this Schedule, a warrant under sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)shall have effect as if granted on the dependence of an action for debt at the instance of the Lord Advocate against the person and may be executed, recalled, loosed or restricted accordingly;

(b)shall have the effect of letters of inhibition and shall forthwith be registered by the Lord Advocate in the register of inhibitions and adjudications.

(3)Section 155 of the M21Titles to Land Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1868 (effective date of inhibition) shall apply in relation to an inhibition for which warrant has been granted under sub-paragraph (2)(a) as that section applies to an inhibition by separate letters or contained in a summons.

(4)The execution of an inhibition under sub-paragraph (2) in respect of property shall not prejudice the exercise of an administrator’s powers under or for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule in respect of that property.

(5)No inhibition executed under sub-paragraph (2) shall have effect once, or in so far as, the restraint order affecting the property in respect of which the warrant for the inhibition has been granted has ceased to have effect in respect of that property, and the Lord Advocate shall—

(a)apply for the recall, or as the case may be restriction, of the inhibition or arrestment accordingly; and

(b)ensure that recall, or restriction, of an inhibition on such application is reflected in the register of inhibitions and adjudications.

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C11Sch. 4 para. 20 applied (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927, art. 19

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22(1)On the application of the Lord Advocate, the court may, in respect of moveable property affected by a restraint order (whether such property generally or particular such property), grant warrant for arrestment if the property would be arrestable if the person entitled to it were a debtor.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)A warrant under sub-paragraph (1) shall have effect as if granted on the dependence of an action for debt at the instance of the Lord Advocate against the person and may be executed, recalled, loosed or restricted accordingly.

(3)The execution of an arrestment under sub-paragraph (2) in respect of property shall not prejudice the exercise of an administrator’s powers under or for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule in respect of that property.

(4)No arrestment executed under sub-paragraph (2) shall have effect once, or in so far as, the restraint order affecting the property in respect of which the warrant for such arrestment has been granted has ceased to have effect in respect of that property; and the Lord Advocate shall apply to the court for an order recalling, or as the case may be, restricting the arrestment accordingly.

X323(1)This paragraph applies where a restraint order is recalled under paragraph [F5519(3A)(a)]F55.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)This paragraph also applies where a forfeiture order or a restraint order is made in or in relation to proceedings for [F56a relevant offence]F56 which—

(a)do not result in conviction for an [F57a relevant offence]F57,

(b)result in conviction for [F57a relevant offence]F57 s in respect of which the person convicted is subsequently pardoned by Her Majesty, or

(c)result in conviction for [F57a relevant offence]F57 which is subsequently quashed.

(3)A person who had an interest in any property which was subject to the order may apply to the Court of Session for compensation.

(4)The Court of Session may order compensation to be paid to the applicant if it is satisfied—

(a)that there was a serious default on the part of a person concerned in the investigation or prosecution of the offence,

(b)that the person in default was a constable of a police force or a constable acting with the powers of such a constable, or was a procurator fiscal or was acting on behalf of the Lord Advocate,

(c)that the applicant has suffered loss in consequence of anything done in relation to the property by or in pursuance of the forfeiture order or the restraint order, and

(d)having regard to all the circumstances, it is appropriate to order compensation to be paid.

(5)The Court of Session shall not order compensation to be paid where it appears to it that the proceedings for the offence would have been instituted even if the serious default had not occurred.

(6)Compensation payable under this paragraph shall be paid—

(a)where the person in default was a constable of a police force, out of the police fund out of which the expenses of that police force are met;

(b)where the person in default was a constable other than is mentioned in paragraph (a) above, but with the powers of such a constable, by the body under whose authority he acts; and

(c)where the person in default was a procurator fiscal or was acting on behalf of the Lord Advocate, by the Lord Advocate.

(7)This paragraph is without prejudice to any right which may otherwise exist to institute proceedings in respect of delictual liability disclosed by such circumstances as are mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c) of sub-paragraph (2).

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X3The omission of the cross-heading "Compensation" on 18.6.2009 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under "Restraint Orders" cross-heading.

Amendments (Textual)

X424(1)This paragraph applies where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a forfeiture order or a restraint order is made in or in relation to proceedings for [F58a relevant offence]F58, and

(b)the proceedings result in a conviction which is subsequently quashed on an appeal under section 7(2) or (5) as applied by section 8(1).

(2)A person who had an interest in any property which was subject to the order may apply to the Court of Session for compensation.

(3)The Court of Session may order compensation to be paid to the applicant if satisfied—

(a)that the applicant has suffered loss in consequence of anything done in relation to the property by or in pursuance of the forfeiture order or restraint order, and

(b)that, having regard to all the circumstances, it is appropriate to order compensation to be paid.

(4)Compensation payable under this paragraph shall be paid by the Secretary of State.

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X4The omission of the cross-heading "Compensation" on 18.6.2009 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under "Restraint Orders" cross-heading.

Amendments (Textual)

F59...E+W+S+N.I.

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F59Sch. 4 para. 23: preceding cross-heading omitted (18.6.2009) by virtue of Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 39, 100(5), Sch. 3 para. 5(15) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

Proceedings for an offence: timingE+W+S+N.I.

25(1)For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule proceedings for an offence are instituted—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)when a person is arrested for the offence,

(b)when a warrant to arrest or cite a person is granted,

(c)when an indictment or complaint is served on a person in respect of the offence.

(2)Where the application of sub-paragraph (1) would result in there being more than one time for the institution of proceedings they shall be taken to be instituted at the earliest of those times.

(3)For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule proceedings are concluded—

(a)when a forfeiture order has been made in those proceedings and effect has been given to it in respect of all the money or other property to which it applies, or

(b)when (disregarding any power of a court to extend the period within which an appeal may be made) there is no further possibility of a forfeiture order being made in the proceedings.

Prospective

[F60Domestic and overseas freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

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25A(1)This paragraph has effect for the purposes of paragraphs 25B to 25G.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The relevant Framework Decision means the Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence adopted by the Council of the European Union on 22nd July 2003.

(3)A listed offence means—

(a)an offence described in Article 3(2) of the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)a prescribed offence or an offence of a prescribed description.

(4)An order under sub-paragraph (3)(b) which, for the purposes of paragraph 25D, prescribes an offence or a description of offences may require that the conduct which constitutes the offence or offences would, if it occurred in a part of the United Kingdom, constitute an offence in that part.

(5)Specified information, in relation to a certificate under paragraph 25B or 25D, means—

(a)any information required to be given by the form of certificate annexed to the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)any prescribed information.

(6)In this paragraph, “prescribed” means prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(7)A participating country means—

(a)a country other than the United Kingdom which is a member State on a day appointed for the commencement of Schedule 4 to the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003, and

(b)any other member State designated by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(8)Country” includes territory.

(9)Section 14(2)(a) applies for the purposes of determining what are the proceeds of the commission of an offence.

Prospective

Domestic freezing orders: certificationE+W+S+N.I.

25B(1)If any of the property to which an application for a restraint order relates is property in a participating country, the applicant may ask the Court of Session to make a certificate under this paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The Court of Session may make a certificate under this paragraph if—

(a)it makes a restraint order in relation to property in the participating country, and

(b)it is satisfied that there is a good arguable case that the property is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of a listed offence.

(3)A certificate under this paragraph is a certificate which—

(a)is made for the purposes of the relevant Framework Decision, and

(b)gives the specified information.

(4)If the Court of Session makes a certificate under this paragraph—

(a)the restraint order must provide for notice of the certificate to be given to the person affected by it, and

(b)paragraph 19(2) to (4) applies to the certificate as it applies to the restraint order.

Prospective

Sending domestic freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

25C(1)If a certificate is made under paragraph 25B, the restraint order and the certificate are to be sent to the Lord Advocate for forwarding to—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a court exercising jurisdiction in the place where the property is situated, or

(b)any authority recognised by the government of the participating country as the appropriate authority for receiving orders of that kind.

(2)The restraint order and the certificate must be accompanied by a forfeiture order, unless the certificate indicates when the court expects a forfeiture order to be sent.

(3)The certificate must include a translation of it into an appropriate language of the participating country (if that language is not English).

(4)The certificate must be signed by or on behalf of the court and must include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it.

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(5)If the restraint order and the certificate are not accompanied by a forfeiture order, but a forfeiture order is subsequently made, it is to be sent to the Lord Advocate for forwarding as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

Prospective

Overseas freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

25D(1)Paragraph 25E applies where an overseas freezing order made by an appropriate court or authority in a participating country is received by the Secretary of State from the court or authority which made or confirmed the order.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)An overseas freezing order is an order prohibiting dealing with property—

(a)which is in the United Kingdom,

(b)which the appropriate court or authority considers is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of such an offence, and

(c)in respect of which an order has been or may be made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the participating country for the forfeiture of the property,

and in respect of which the following requirements of this paragraph are met.

(3)The action which the appropriate court or authority considered would constitute or, as the case may be, constituted the listed offence is action done as an act of terrorism or for the purposes of terrorism.

(4)The order must relate to—

(a)criminal proceedings instituted in the participating country, or

(b)a criminal investigation being carried on there.

(5)The order must be accompanied by a certificate which gives the specified information; but a certificate may be treated as giving any specified information which is not given in it if the Secretary of State has the information in question.

(6)The certificate must—

(a)be signed by or on behalf of the court or authority which made or confirmed the order,

(b)include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it,

(c)if it is not in English, include a translation of it into English.

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(7)The order must be accompanied by an order made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in that country for the forfeiture of the property, unless the certificate indicates when such an order is expected to be sent.

(8)An appropriate court or authority in a participating country in relation to an overseas freezing order is—

(a)a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the country,

(b)a prosecuting authority in the country,

(c)any other authority in the country which appears to the Secretary of State to have the function of making such orders.

(9)References in paragraphs 25E to 25G to an overseas freezing order include its accompanying certificate.

Prospective

Enforcement of overseas freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

25E(1)Where this paragraph applies the Secretary of State must send a copy of the overseas freezing order to the Court of Session and to the Lord Advocate.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The court is to consider the overseas freezing order on its own initiative within a period prescribed by rules of court.

(3)Before giving effect to the overseas freezing order, the court must give the Lord Advocate an opportunity to be heard.

(4)The court may decide not to give effect to the overseas freezing order only if, in its opinion, giving effect to it would be incompatible with any of the Convention rights (within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998).

25FThe Court of Session may postpone giving effect to an overseas freezing order in respect of any property—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in order to avoid prejudicing a criminal investigation which is taking place in the United Kingdom, or

(b)if, under an order made by a court in criminal proceedings in the United Kingdom, the property may not be dealt with.

25G(1)Where the Court of Session decides to give effect to an overseas freezing order, the Deputy Principal Clerk of Session must—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)register the order in the Books of Council and Session,

(b)provide for notice of the registration to be given to any person affected by it.

(2)For the purpose of enforcing an overseas freezing order registered in the Books of Council and Session, the order is to have effect as if it were an order made by the Court of Session.

(3)Paragraphs 20 and 21 apply to an overseas freezing order registered in the Books of Council and Session as they apply to a restraint order under paragraph 18.

(4)The Court of Session may cancel the registration of the order, or vary the property to which the order applies, on an application by the Lord Advocate or any other person affected by it, if or to the extent that—

(a)the court is of the opinion mentioned in paragraph 25E(4), or

(b)the court is of the opinion that the order has ceased to have effect in the participating country.

(5)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make further provision for the enforcement in Scotland of registered overseas freezing orders.

(6)An Order in Council under this paragraph—

(a)may make different provision for different cases,

(b)is not to be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.]

Enforcement of orders made elsewhere in the British IslandsE+W+S+N.I.

26In the following provisions of this Part of this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

  • an England and Wales order” means—

    (a)

    an order made in England and Wales under section 23 [F61or 23A]F61 (“an England and Wales forfeiture order”),

    (b)

    an order made under paragraph 5 (“an England and Wales restraint order”), or

    (c)

    an order made under any other provision of Part I of this Schedule in relation to an England and Wales forfeiture or restraint order;

  • a Northern Ireland order” means—

    (a)

    an order made in Northern Ireland under section 23 [F61or 23A]F61 (“a Northern Ireland forfeiture order”),

    (b)

    an order made under paragraph 33 (“a Northern Ireland restraint order”), or

    (c)

    an order made under any other provision of Part III of this Schedule in relation to a Northern Ireland forfeiture or restraint order;

  • an Islands order” means an order made in any of the Islands under a provision of the law of that Island corresponding to—

    (a)

    section 23 [F61or 23A]F61 (“an Islands forfeiture order”),

    (b)

    paragraph 18 (“an Islands restraint order”), or

    (c)

    any other provision of this Part of this Schedule.

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Amendments (Textual)

27(1)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, an England and Wales order, Northern Ireland order or Islands order shall have effect in the law of Scotland.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)But such an order shall be enforced in Scotland only in accordance with—

(a)the provisions of this paragraph, and

(b)any provision made by rules of court as to the manner in which, and the conditions subject to which, such orders are to be enforced there.

(3)On an application made to it in accordance with rules of court for registration of an England and Wales order, Northern Ireland order or Islands order, the Court of Session shall direct that the order shall, in accordance with such rules, be registered in that court.

(4)Rules of court shall also make provision—

(a)for cancelling or varying the registration of an England and Wales, Northern Ireland or Islands forfeiture order when effect has been given to it, whether in Scotland or elsewhere, in respect of all or, as the case may be, part of the money or other property to which the order applies,

(b)for cancelling or varying the registration of an England and Wales, Northern Ireland or Islands restraint order which has been discharged or varied by the court by which it was made.

(5)If an England and Wales, Northern Ireland or Islands forfeiture order is registered under this paragraph the Court of Session shall have, in relation to that order, the same powers as a court has under paragraph 16(1) above in relation to a forfeiture order made by it and paragraphs 16(3) to (5) and 17 apply accordingly.

(6)If an England and Wales, Northern Ireland or Islands forfeiture order is registered under this paragraph—

(a)paragraphs 20 and 21 above shall apply as they apply to a restraint order, and

(b)the Court of Session shall have the like power to make an order under section 1 of the M22Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1972 (extended power to order inspection of documents, &c.) in relation to proceedings brought or likely to be brought for an England and Wales, Northern Ireland or Islands restraint order as if those proceedings had been brought or were likely to be brought in the Court of Session.

(7)In addition, if an England and Wales order, Northern Ireland order or Islands order is registered under this paragraph—

(a)the Court of Session shall have, in relation to its enforcement, the same power,

(b)proceedings for or with respect to its enforcement may be taken, and

(c)proceedings for or with respect to any contravention of such an order (whether before or after such registration) may be taken,

as if the order had originally been made in the Court of Session.

(8)The Court of Session may also make such orders or do otherwise as seems to it appropriate for the purpose of—

(a)assisting the achievement in Scotland of the purposes of an England and Wales order, Northern Ireland order or Islands order, or

(b)assisting any receiver or other person directed by any such order to sell or otherwise dispose of property.

(9)The following documents shall, in Scotland, be sufficient evidence of their contents—

(a)a document purporting to be a copy of an England and Wales order, Northern Ireland order or Islands order and to be certified as such by a proper officer of the court by which it was made, and

(b)a document purporting to be a certificate for purposes corresponding to those of paragraph 16(4) and to be certified by a proper officer of the court concerned.

(10)Nothing in any England and Wales order, Northern Ireland order or Islands order prejudices any enactment or rule of law in respect of the recording of deeds relating to heritable property in Scotland or the registration of interests in such property.

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I2Sch. 4 wholly in force at 19.2.2001; Sch. 4 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 128; Sch. 4 para. 27(2)(b)(3)(4) in force at 31.10.2000 by S.I. 2000/2944, art. 2(h)(ii); Sch. 4 in force at 19.2.2001 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2001/421, art. 2

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Enforcement of orders made in designated countriesE+W+S+N.I.

28(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make provision for the purpose of enabling the enforcement in Scotland of external orders.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)An “external order” means an order—

(a)which is made in a country or territory designated for the purposes of this paragraph by the Order in Council, and

(b)which makes relevant provision.

(3)Relevant provision” means—

(a)provision for the forfeiture of terrorist property (“an external forfeiture order”); or

(b)provision prohibiting dealing with property which is subject to an external forfeiture order or in respect of which such an order could be made in proceedings which have been or are to be instituted in the designated country or territory (“an external restraint order”).

(4)An Order in Council under this paragraph may, in particular, include provision—

(a)which, for the purpose of facilitating the enforcement of any external order that may be made, has effect at times before there is an external order to be enforced,

(b)for matters corresponding to those for which provision is made by, or can be made under, paragraph 27(1) to (8) in relation to the orders to which that paragraph applies, and

(c)for the proof of any matter relevant for the purposes of anything falling to be done in pursuance of the Order in Council.

(5)An Order in Council under this paragraph may also make provision with respect to anything falling to be done on behalf of the United Kingdom in a designated country or territory in relation to proceedings in that country or territory for or in connection with the making of an external order.

(6)An Order under this paragraph—

(a)may make different provision for different cases, and

(b)shall not be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

Part IIIE+W+S+N.I. Northern Ireland

InterpretationE+W+S+N.I.

29In this Part of this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

  • forfeiture order” means an order made by a court in Northern Ireland under section 23 [F62or 23A]F62, and

  • forfeited property” means the money or other property to which a forfeiture order applies.

  • [F63relevant offence” means—

    (a)

    an offence under any of sections 15 to 18, or

    (b)

    an offence to which section 23A applies.F63]

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F62Sch. 4 para. 29: words in definition of "forfeiture order" inserted (18.6.2009) by Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 39, 100(5), Sch. 3 para. 5(19)(a) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

F63Sch. 4 para. 29: definition of "relevance offence" inserted (18.6.2009) by Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 39, 100(5), Sch. 3 para. 5(19)(b) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

Implementation of forfeiture ordersE+W+S+N.I.

30(1)Where a court in Northern Ireland makes a forfeiture order it may make such other provision as appears to it to be necessary for giving effect to the order, and in particular it may—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)require any of the forfeited property to be paid or handed over to the proper officer or to a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary designated for the purpose by the Chief Constable;

(b)direct any of the forfeited property other than money or land to be sold or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the court may direct and the proceeds (if any) to be paid to the proper officer;

(c)appoint a receiver to take possession, subject to such conditions and exceptions as may be specified by the court, of any of the forfeited property, to realise it in such manner as the court may direct and to pay the proceeds to the proper officer;

(d)direct a specified part of any forfeited money, or of the proceeds of the sale, disposal or realisation of any forfeited property, to be paid by the proper officer to a specified person falling within [F64section 23B(1)]F64.

(2)A forfeiture order shall not come into force until there is no further possibility of it being varied, or set aside, on appeal (disregarding any power of a court to grant leave to appeal out of time).

(3)In sub-paragraph (1)(b) and (d) a reference to the proceeds of the sale, disposal or realisation of property is a reference to the proceeds after deduction of the costs of sale, disposal or realisation.

(4)Article 58 of the M23Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (disposal of non-pecuniary forfeitures) shall not apply.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C12Sch. 4 para. 30(1) extended (with modifications) (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927, art. 25(1)

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31(1)A receiver appointed under paragraph 30 shall be entitled to be paid his remuneration and expenses by the proper officer out of the proceeds of the property realised by the receiver and paid to the proper officer under paragraph 30(1)(c).E+W+S+N.I.

(2)If and so far as those proceeds are insufficient, the receiver shall be entitled to be paid his remuneration and expenses by the prosecutor.

(3)A receiver appointed under paragraph 30 shall not be liable to any person in respect of any loss or damage resulting from action—

(a)which he takes in relation to property which is not forfeited property, but which he reasonably believes to be forfeited property,

(b)which he would be entitled to take if the property were forfeited property, and

(c)which he reasonably believes that he is entitled to take because of his belief that the property is forfeited property.

(4)Sub-paragraph (3) does not apply in so far as the loss or damage is caused by the receiver’s negligence.

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C13Sch. 4 para. 31 applied (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927, art. 25(1)

32(1)In paragraphs 30 and 31 “the proper officer” means—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)where the forfeiture order is made by a court of summary jurisdiction, the clerk of petty sessions, and

(b)where the forfeiture order is made by the Crown Court, the appropriate officer of the Crown Court.

(2)The proper officer shall issue a certificate in respect of a forfeiture order if an application is made by—

(a)the prosecutor in the proceedings in which the forfeiture order was made,

(b)the defendant in those proceedings, or

(c)a person whom the court heard under [F65section 23B(1)]F65 before making the order.

(3)The certificate shall state the extent (if any) to which, at the date of the certificate, effect has been given to the forfeiture order.

(4)Any balance in the hands of the proper officer after making any payment required under paragraph 30(1)(d) or 31 shall be treated for the purposes of section 20 of the M24Administration of Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 1954 (application of fines, &c.) as if it were a fine.

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[F66Application of proceeds to compensate victimsE+W+S+N.I.

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F66Sch. 4 para. 32A and preceding cross-heading inserted (18.6.2009) by Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 37(3), 100(5) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

32A(1)Where a court makes a forfeiture order in a case where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the offender has been convicted of an offence that has resulted in a person suffering personal injury, loss or damage, or

(b)any such offence is taken into consideration by the court in determining sentence,

the court may also order that an amount not exceeding a sum specified by the court is to be paid to that person out of the proceeds of the forfeiture.

(2)For this purpose the proceeds of the forfeiture means the aggregate amount of—

(a)any forfeited money, and

(b)the proceeds of the sale, disposal or realisation of any forfeited property, after deduction of the costs of the sale, disposal or realisation,

reduced by the amount of any payment under paragraph 30(1)(d) or 31(1).

(3)The court may make an order under this paragraph only if it is satisfied that but for the inadequacy of the offender's means it would have made a compensation order under Article 14 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 under which the offender would have been required to pay compensation of an amount not less than the specified amount.]

Restraint ordersE+W+S+N.I.

33(1)The High Court may make a restraint order under this paragraph where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)proceedings have been instituted in Northern Ireland for [F67a relevant offence]F67,

(b)the proceedings have not been concluded,

(c)an application for a restraint order is made to the High Court by the prosecutor, and

(d)a forfeiture order has been made, or it appears to the High Court that a forfeiture order may be made, in the proceedings for the offence.

[F68(2)The High Court may also make a restraint order under this paragraph where—

(a)a criminal investigation has been started in Northern Ireland with regard to [F67a relevant offence]F67,

(b)an application for a restraint order is made to the High Court by the person who the High Court is satisfied will have the conduct of any proceedings for the offence, and

(c)it appears to the High Court that a forfeiture order may be made in any proceedings for the offence.]

(3)A restraint order prohibits a person to whom notice of it is given, subject to any conditions and exceptions specified in the order, from dealing with property in respect of which a forfeiture order has been or could be made in [F69any proceedings] referred to in sub-paragraph (1) or (2).

(4)An application for a restraint order may be made to a judge in chambers without notice.

(5)For the purposes of this paragraph a reference to dealing with property includes a reference to removing the property from Northern Ireland.

[F70(6)In this paragraph “criminal investigation” means an investigation which police officers or other persons have a duty to conduct with a view to it being ascertained whether a person should be charged with an offence.]

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34(1)A restraint order shall provide for notice of it to be given to any person affected by the order.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)A restraint order may be discharged or varied by the High Court on the application of a person affected by it.

[F71(3)A restraint order made under paragraph 33(1) shall in particular be discharged on an application under sub-paragraph (2) if the proceedings for the offence have been concluded.

(4)A restraint order made under paragraph 33(2) shall in particular be discharged on an application under sub-paragraph (2)—

(a)if no proceedings in respect of [F72relevant offences]F72 are instituted within such time as the High Court considers reasonable, and

(b)if all proceedings in respect of [F72relevant offences]F72 have been concluded.]

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35(1)A constable may seize any property subject to a restraint order for the purpose of preventing it from being removed from Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Property seized under this paragraph shall be dealt with in accordance with the High Court’s directions.

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C14Sch. 4 para. 35 applied (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927, art. 26

[F7336(1)The power to make a restraint order under the provisions of paragraph 33 shall be exercisable by the Secretary of State in any case in which it appears to him that the information which it would be necessary to provide in support of an application to the High Court or a judge under those provisions would, if disclosed, be likely to place any person in danger or prejudice the capability of members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary to investigate an offence under any of sections 15 to 18.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In their application by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) paragraphs 33 to 35 shall have effect with the necessary modifications and as if references to the High Court were references to the Secretary of State.

(3)An order made by the Secretary of State by virtue of this paragraph may be varied or discharged by the High Court under paragraph 34.]

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37(1)A person commits an offence if he contravenes a restraint order.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this paragraph to prove that he had a reasonable excuse for the contravention.

(3)A person guilty of an offence under this paragraph shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years, to a fine or to both, or

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both.

(4)Nothing in this paragraph shall be taken to prejudice any power of the High Court to deal with the contravention of a restraint order as a contempt of court.

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C15Sch. 4 para. 37 modified (N.I.) (19.2.2006) by Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Act 2006 (c. 4), ss. {1(9)}, 5(3)

38(1)The prosecutor shall be treated for the purposes of section 66 of the M25Land Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (cautions) as a person interested in respect of any registered land to which a restraint order or an application for such an order relates.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)On the application of the prosecutor, the Registrar of Titles shall, in respect of any registered land to which a restraint order or an application for such an order relates, make an entry inhibiting any dealing with the land without the consent of the High Court.

(3)Subsections (2) and (4) of section 67 of the M26Land Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (inhibitions) shall apply to an entry made on the application of the prosecutor under sub-paragraph (2) as they apply to an entry made on the application of any person interested in the registered land under subsection (1) of that section.

(4)In this paragraph—

  • registered land” has the meaning assigned to it by section 45(1)(a) of the M27Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954,

  • Registrar of Titles” and “entry” have the same meanings as in the M28Land Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 1970, and

  • prosecutor” in a case where a restraint order is made under paragraph 33(2) or an application for such an order is made, means the person who the High Court is satisfied has or will have the conduct of [F74any proceedings for [F75a relevant offenceF75]].

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F75Sch. 4 para. 38(4): words in definition of "prosecutor" substituted (18.6.2009) by Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 39, 100(5), Sch. 3 para. 5(24) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

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C16Sch. 4 para. 38 applied (13.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3927, art. 26

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X539(1)This paragraph applies where a restraint order is discharged under [F76paragraph 34(4)(a)].E+W+S+N.I.

(2)This paragraph also apples where a forfeiture order or a restraint order is made in or in relation to proceedings for [F77a relevant offence]F77 which—

(a)do not result in conviction for [F78a relevant offence]F78,

(b)result in conviction for [F78a relevant offence]F78 in respect of which the person convicted is subsequently pardoned by Her Majesty, or

(c)result in a conviction for [F78a relevant offence]F78 which is subsequently quashed.

(3)A person who had an interest in any property which was subject to the order may apply to the High Court for compensation.

(4)The High Court may order compensation to be paid to the applicant if satisfied—

(a)that there was a serious default on the part of a person concerned in the investigation or prosecution of the offence,

(b)that the person in default was or was acting as a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, or was a [F79member of staff of the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland],

(c)that the applicant has suffered loss in consequence of anything done in relation to the property by or in pursuance of the forfeiture order or restraint order, and

(d)that, having regard to all the circumstances, it is appropriate to order compensation to be paid.

(5)The High Court shall not order compensation to be paid where it appears to it that proceedings for the offence would have been instituted even if the serious default had not occurred.

(6)Compensation payable under this paragraph shall be paid—

(a)where the person in default was or was acting as a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, out of funds put at the disposal of the Chief Constable under section 10(5) of the M29Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998, and

(b)where the person in default was a [F80member of staff of the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland], by the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland.

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X5The omission of the cross-heading "Compensation" on 18.6.2009 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under "Restraint Orders" cross-heading.

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X640(1)This paragraph applies where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a forfeiture order or a restraint order is made in or in relation to proceedings for [F81a relevant offence]F81, and

(b)the proceedings result in a conviction which is subsequently quashed on an appeal under section 7(2) or (5), as applied by section 8(2).

(2)A person who had an interest in any property which was subject to the order may apply to the High Court for compensation.

(3)The High Court may order compensation to be paid to the applicant if satisfied—

(a)that the applicant has suffered loss in consequence of anything done in relation to the property by or in pursuance of the forfeiture order or restraint order, and

(b)that, having regard to all the circumstances, it is appropriate to order compensation to be paid.

(4)Compensation payable under this paragraph shall be paid by the Secretary of State.

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X6The omission of the cross-heading "Compensation" on 18.6.2009 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under "Restraint Orders" cross-heading.

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F82Sch. 4 para. 39: preceding cross-heading omitted (18.6.2009) by virtue of Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), ss. 39, 100(5), Sch. 3 para. 5(25) (with s. 101(2)); S.I. 2009/1256, art. 2(c)

Proceedings for an offence: timingE+W+S+N.I.

41(1)For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule proceedings for an offence are instituted—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)when a summons or warrant is issued under Article 20 of the M30Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 in respect of the offence;

(b)when a person is charged with the offence after being taken into custody without a warrant;

(c)when an indictment charging a person with the offence is presented under section 2(2)(c), (e) or (f) of the M31Grand Jury (Abolition) Act (Northern Ireland) 1969.

(2)Where the application of sub-paragraph (1) would result in there being more than one time for the institution of proceedings they shall be taken to be instituted at the earliest of those times.

(3)For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule proceedings are concluded—

(a)when a forfeiture order has been made in those proceedings and effect has been given to it in respect of all the forfeited property, or

(b)when no forfeiture order has been made in those proceedings and there is no further possibility of one being made as a result of an appeal (disregarding any power of a court to grant leave to appeal out of time).

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[F83Domestic and overseas freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

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41A(1)This paragraph has effect for the purposes of paragraphs 41B to 41G.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The relevant Framework Decision means the Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence adopted by the Council of the European Union on 22nd July 2003.

(3)A listed offence means—

(a)an offence described in Article 3(2) of the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)a prescribed offence or an offence of a prescribed description.

(4)An order under sub-paragraph (3)(b) which, for the purposes of paragraph 41D, prescribes an offence or a description of offences may require that the conduct which constitutes the offence or offences would, if it occurred in a part of the United Kingdom, constitute an offence in that part.

(5)Specified information, in relation to a certificate under paragraph 41B or 41D, means—

(a)any information required to be given by the form of certificate annexed to the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)any prescribed information.

(6)In this paragraph, “prescribed” means prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(7)A participating country means—

(a)a country other than the United Kingdom which is a member State on a day appointed for the commencement of Schedule 4 to the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003, and

(b)any other member State designated by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(8)Country” includes territory.

(9)Section 14(2)(a) applies for the purposes of determining what are the proceeds of the commission of an offence.

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Domestic freezing orders: certificationE+W+S+N.I.

41B(1)If any of the property to which an application for a restraint order relates is property in a participating country, the applicant may ask the High Court to make a certificate under this paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The High Court may make a certificate under this paragraph if—

(a)it makes a restraint order in relation to property in the participating country, and

(b)it is satisfied that there is a good arguable case that the property is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of a listed offence.

(3)A certificate under this paragraph is a certificate which—

(a)is made for the purposes of the relevant Framework Decision, and

(b)gives the specified information.

(4)If the High Court makes a certificate under this paragraph—

(a)the restraint order must provide for notice of the certificate to be given to the person affected by it, and

(b)paragraph 34(2) to (4) applies to the certificate as it applies to the restraint order.

Prospective

Sending domestic freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

41C(1)If a certificate is made under paragraph 41B, the restraint order and the certificate are to be sent to the Secretary of State for forwarding to—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a court exercising jurisdiction in the place where the property is situated, or

(b)any authority recognised by the government of the participating country as the appropriate authority for receiving orders of that kind.

(2)The restraint order and the certificate must be accompanied by a forfeiture order, unless the certificate indicates when the court expects a forfeiture order to be sent.

(3)The certificate must include a translation of it into an appropriate language of the participating country (if that language is not English).

(4)The certificate must be signed by or on behalf of the court and must include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it.

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(5)If the restraint order and the certificate are not accompanied by a forfeiture order, but a forfeiture order is subsequently made, it is to be sent to the Secretary of State for forwarding as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

Prospective

Overseas freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

41D(1)Paragraph 41E applies where an overseas freezing order made by an appropriate court or authority in a participating country is received by the Secretary of State from the court or authority which made or confirmed the order.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)An overseas freezing order is an order prohibiting dealing with property—

(a)which is in the United Kingdom,

(b)which the appropriate court or authority considers is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of such an offence, and

(c)in respect of which an order has been or may be made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the participating country for the forfeiture of the property,

and in respect of which the following requirements of this paragraph are met.

(3)The action which the appropriate court or authority considered would constitute or, as the case may be, constituted the listed offence is action done as an act of terrorism or for the purposes of terrorism.

(4)The order must relate to—

(a)criminal proceedings instituted in the participating country, or

(b)a criminal investigation being carried on there.

(5)The order must be accompanied by a certificate which gives the specified information; but a certificate may be treated as giving any specified information which is not given in it if the Secretary of State has the information in question.

(6)The certificate must—

(a)be signed by or on behalf of the court or authority which made or confirmed the order,

(b)include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it,

(c)if it is not in English, include a translation of it into English.

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(7)The order must be accompanied by an order made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in that country for the forfeiture of the property, unless the certificate indicates when such an order is expected to be sent.

(8)An appropriate court or authority in a participating country in relation to an overseas freezing order is—

(a)a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the country,

(b)a prosecuting authority in the country,

(c)any other authority in the country which appears to the Secretary of State to have the function of making such orders.

(9)References in paragraphs 41E to 41G to an overseas freezing order include its accompanying certificate.

Prospective

Enforcement of overseas freezing ordersE+W+S+N.I.

41E(1)Where this paragraph applies the Secretary of State must send a copy of the overseas freezing order to the High Court and to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The court is to consider the overseas freezing order on its own initiative within a period prescribed by rules of court.

(3)Before giving effect to the overseas freezing order, the court must give the Director an opportunity to be heard.

(4)The court may decide not to give effect to the overseas freezing order only if, in its opinion, giving effect to it would be incompatible with any of the Convention rights (within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998).

41FThe High Court may postpone giving effect to an overseas freezing order in respect of any property—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in order to avoid prejudicing a criminal investigation which is taking place in the United Kingdom, or

(b)if, under an order made by a court in criminal proceedings in the United Kingdom, the property may not be dealt with.

41G(1)Where the High Court decides to give effect to an overseas freezing order, it must—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)register the order in that court,

(b)provide for notice of the registration to be given to any person affected by it.

(2)For the purpose of enforcing an overseas freezing order registered in the High Court, the order is to have effect as if it were an order made by that court.

(3)Paragraph 35 applies to an overseas freezing order registered in the High Court as it applies to a restraint order under paragraph 33.

(4)The High Court may cancel the registration of the order, or vary the property to which the order applies, on an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland or any other person affected by it, if or to the extent that—

(a)the court is of the opinion mentioned in paragraph 41E(4), or

(b)the court is of the opinion that the order has ceased to have effect in the participating country.

(5)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make further provision for the enforcement in Northern Ireland of registered overseas freezing orders.

(6)An Order in Council under this paragraph—

(a)may make different provision for different cases,

(b)is not to be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.]

Enforcement of orders made elsewhere in the British IslandsE+W+S+N.I.

42In the following provisions of this Part of this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

  • an England and Wales order” means—

    (a)

    an order made in England and Wales under section 23 [F84or 23A]F84 (“an England and Wales forfeiture order”),

    (b)

    an order made under paragraph 5 (“an England and Wales restraint order”), or

    (c)

    an order made under any other provision of Part I of this Schedule in relation to an England and Wales forfeiture or restraint order;

  • a Scottish order” means—

    (a)

    an order made in Scotland under section 23 [F84or 23A]F84 (“a Scottish forfeiture order”),

    (b)

    an order made under paragraph 18 (“a Scottish restraint order”), or

    (c)

    an order made under any other provision of Part II of this Schedule in relation to a Scottish forfeiture or restraint order;

  • an Islands order” means an order made in any of the Islands under a provision of the law of that Island corresponding to—

    (a)

    section 23 [F84or 23A]F84 (“an Islands forfeiture order”),

    (b)

    paragraph 33 (“an Islands restraint order”), or

    (c)

    any other provision of this Part of this Schedule.

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43(1)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, an England and Wales, Scottish or Islands order shall have effect in the law of Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)But such an order shall be enforced in Northern Ireland only in accordance with—

(a)the provisions of this paragraph, and

(b)any provision made by rules of court as to the manner in which, and the conditions subject to which, such orders are to be enforced there.

(3)On an application made to it in accordance with rules of court for registration of an England and Wales, Scottish or Islands order, the High Court shall direct that the order shall, in accordance with such rules, be registered in that court.

(4)Rules of court shall also make provision—

(a)for cancelling or varying the registration of an England and Wales, Scottish or Islands forfeiture order when effect has been given to it, whether in Northern Ireland or elsewhere, in respect of all or, as the case may be, part of the money or other property to which the order applies;

(b)for cancelling or varying the registration of an England and Wales, Scottish or Islands restraint order which has been discharged or varied by the court by which it was made.

(5)If an England and Wales, Scottish or Islands forfeiture order is registered under this paragraph the High Court shall have, in relation to that order, the same powers as a court has under paragraph 30(1) to give effect to a forfeiture order made by it and—

(a)paragraph 31 shall apply accordingly,

(b)any functions of the clerk of petty sessions or the appropriate officer of the Crown Court shall be exercised by the appropriate officer of the High Court, and

(c)after making any payment required by virtue of paragraph 30(1)(d) or 31, the balance of any sums received by the appropriate officer of the High Court by virtue of an order made under this sub-paragraph shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

(6)If an England and Wales, Scottish or Islands restraint order is registered under this paragraph—

(a)paragraphs 35 and 38 shall apply as they apply to a restraint order under paragraph 33, and

(b)the High Court shall have the like power to make an order under section 21 of the M32Administration of Justice Act 1969 (extended power to order inspection of property, &c.) in relation to proceedings brought or likely to be brought for an England and Wales, Scottish or Islands restraint order as if those proceedings had been brought or were likely to be brought in the High Court.

(7)In addition, if an England and Wales, Scottish or Islands order is registered under this paragraph—

(a)the High Court shall have, in relation to its enforcement, the same power as if the order had originally been made in the High Court,

(b)proceedings for or with respect to its enforcement may be taken as if the order had originally been made in the High Court, and

(c)proceedings for or with respect to any contravention of such an order, whether before or after such registration, may be taken as if the order had originally been made in the High Court.

(8)The High Court may also make such orders or do otherwise as seems to it appropriate for the purpose of—

(a)assisting the achievement in Northern Ireland of the purposes of an England and Wales, Scottish or Islands order, or

(b)assisting any receiver or other person directed by any such order to sell or otherwise dispose of property.

(9)The following documents shall be received in evidence in Northern Ireland without further proof—

(a)a document purporting to be a copy of an England and Wales, Scottish or Islands order and to be certified as such by a proper officer of the court by which it was made, and

(b)a document purporting to be a certificate for purposes corresponding to those of paragraph 32(2) and (3) and to be certified by a proper officer of the court concerned.

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I3Sch. 4 wholly in force at 19.2.2001; Sch. 4 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 128; Sch. 4 para. 43(2)(b)(3)(4) in force at 31.10.2000 by S.I. 2000/2944, art. 2(h)(iii); Sch. 4 para. 43 in force at 19.2.2001 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2001/421, art. 2

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Enforcement of orders made in designated countriesE+W+S+N.I.

44(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make provision for the purpose of enabling the enforcement in Northern Ireland of external orders.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)An “external order” means an order—

(a)which is made in a country or territory designated for the purposes of this paragraph by the Order in Council, and

(b)which makes relevant provision.

(3)Relevant provision” means—

(a)provision for the forfeiture of terrorist property (“an external forfeiture order”), or

(b)provision prohibiting dealing with property which is subject to an external forfeiture order or in respect of which such an order could be made in proceedings which have been or are to be instituted in the designated country or territory (“an external restraint order”).

(4)An Order in Council under this paragraph may, in particular, include provision—

(a)which, for the purpose of facilitating the enforcement of any external order that may be made, has effect at times before there is an external order to be enforced;

(b)for matters corresponding to those for which provision is made by, or can be made under, paragraph 43(1) to (8) in relation to the orders to which that paragraph applies;

(c)for the proof of any matter relevant for the purposes of anything falling to be done in pursuance of the Order in Council.

(5)An Order in Council under this paragraph may also make provision with respect to anything falling to be done on behalf of the United Kingdom in a designated country or territory in relation to proceedings in that country or territory for or in connection with the making of an external order.

(6)An Order in Council under this paragraph—

(a)may make different provision for different cases, and

(b)shall not be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

Part IVE+W+S+N.I. Insolvency: United Kingdom Provisions

GeneralE+W+S+N.I.

45In this Part of this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

  • ancillary order” means an order made in connection with a forfeiture, other than the forfeiture order,

  • forfeiture order” means—

    (a)

    an order made in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland under section 23 [F85or 23A]F85,

    (b)

    an Islands forfeiture order within the meaning given in paragraph 12, 26 or 42, or

    (c)

    an external forfeiture order which is enforceable in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland by virtue of an Order in Council made under paragraph 14, 28 or 44,

  • forfeited property” means the money or other property to which a forfeiture order applies, and

  • restraint order” means—

    (a)

    an order made under paragraph 5, 18 or 33,

    (b)

    an Islands restraint order within the meaning given in paragraph 12, 26 or 42, or

    (c)

    an external restraint order which is enforceable in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland by virtue of an Order in Council made under paragraph 14, 28 or 44.

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Protection of creditors against forfeitureE+W+S+N.I.

46(1)During the period of six months beginning with the making of a forfeiture order, the following shall not be finally disposed of under this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the money to which the order applies, and

(b)the money which represents any property to which the order applies.

(2)For the purposes of this paragraph money is finally disposed of under this Schedule when—

(a)in England and Wales, it is paid to the Lord Chancellor in accordance with [F86section 38 of the Courts Act 2003 (application of receipts of designated officers)]F86 or to the Secretary of State in accordance with paragraph 13(5)(c),

(b)in Scotland, it is paid to the Treasury in accordance with section 211(5) of the M33Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (as modified by paragraph 16(3)), or

(c)in Northern Ireland, it is paid into the Consolidated Fund in accordance with paragraph 32(4) or 43(5)(c).

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47(1)This paragraph applies where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)before or after a forfeiture order is made, the commencement of an insolvency occurs in qualifying insolvency proceedings,

(b)an insolvency practitioner would, but for the forfeiture order, exercise a function in those proceedings in relation to property to which the forfeiture order applies, and

(c)he gives written notice to the relevant officer of the matters referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) before the end of the period of six months beginning with the making of the forfeiture order.

(2)Sub-paragraph (3) shall apply to—

(a)the property in relation to which the insolvency practitioner would, but for the forfeiture order, exercise a function as described in sub-paragraph (1)(b), and

(b)the proceeds of sale of that property.

(3)The property—

(a)shall cease to be subject to the forfeiture order and any ancillary order, and

(b)shall be dealt with in the insolvency proceedings as if the forfeiture order had never been made.

(4)But—

(a)the property to which sub-paragraph (3) applies is the balance remaining after the relevant officer has exercised his powers under paragraph 50(1), and

(b)sub-paragraph (3) shall not take effect in respect of property in relation to which the relevant officer, or any person acting in pursuance of an ancillary order, has incurred obligations until those obligations have been discharged.

(5)In this paragraph “the commencement of an insolvency” means—

(a)the making of a bankruptcy order,

(b)the award of sequestration,

(c)in England and Wales or in Northern Ireland, in the case of the insolvent estate of a deceased person, the making of an insolvency administration order, or

(d)in the case of a company, the passing of a resolution for its winding up, or where no such resolution has been passed, the making of an order by the court for the winding up of the company.

48(1)Where by virtue of paragraph 47(3) property falls to be dealt with in insolvency proceedings, the Secretary of State shall be taken to be a creditor in those proceedings to the amount or value of the property.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Except in a sequestration, his debt—

(a)shall rank after the debts of all other creditors, and

(b)shall not be paid until they have been paid in full with interest under the relevant provision.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2)(b) the “relevant provision” means—

(a)in relation to the winding up of a company in England and Wales or Scotland, section 189(2) of the M34Insolvency Act 1986,

(b)in relation to a bankruptcy in England and Wales, section 328(4) of that Act,

(c)in relation to the winding up of a company in Northern Ireland, Article 160(2) of the M35Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, and

(d)in relation to a bankruptcy in Northern Ireland, Article 300(4) of that Order.

(4)In a sequestration, his debt shall rank after all of the debts mentioned in section 51(1) of the M36Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 and shall not be paid until they have been paid in full.

(5)Sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) apply notwithstanding any provision contained in or made under any other enactment.

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49(1)This paragraph applies to property which ceased to be subject to a forfeiture order by virtue of paragraph 47(3) in consequence of the making of a bankruptcy order or an award of sequestration.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The property shall again become subject to the forfeiture order and, if applicable, any ancillary order if—

(a)the bankruptcy order is annulled, or

(b)the award of sequestration is recalled or reduced.

(3)Where the property is money or has been converted into money—

(a)the relevant court shall make an order specifying property comprised in the estate of the bankrupt or debtor to the amount or value of the property, and

(b)the specified property shall become subject to the forfeiture order, and any applicable ancillary order, in place of the property.

(4)In sub-paragraph (3) the “relevant court” means—

(a)the court which ordered the annulment of the bankruptcy, or

(b)the court which recalled or reduced the award of sequestration.

Expenses incurred in connection with forfeitureE+W+S+N.I.

50(1)Where money or other property falls to be dealt with in accordance with paragraph 47(3), the relevant officer may—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)deduct allowable forfeiture expenses from that money;

(b)retain so much of that property as he considers necessary for the purpose of realising it and deducting allowable forfeiture expenses from the proceeds of realisation.

(2)Where property is delivered up in pursuance of paragraph 47(3) and the relevant officer has not made provision under sub-paragraph (1) for all the allowable forfeiture expenses then—

(a)a person who has incurred allowable forfeiture expenses for which provision has not been made shall have a claim to their value in the insolvency proceedings, and

(b)the expenses in question shall be treated for the purposes of the insolvency proceedings as if they were expenses of those proceedings.

(3)In this paragraph “allowable forfeiture expenses”—

(a)means expenses incurred in relation to the forfeited property by the relevant officer,

(b)means expenses incurred in relation to the forfeited property by a receiver, administrator or other person appointed by the relevant officer,

(c)means expenses incurred in relation to the forfeited property by any person appointed or directed to deal with any property under paragraph 16, and

(d)includes sums paid or required to be paid under paragraph 2(1)(d), 16(1)(c) or 30(1)(d).

Protection of insolvency practitionersE+W+S+N.I.

51(1)This paragraph applies where an insolvency practitioner seizes or disposes of property which is subject to a forfeiture order or a restraint order and—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)he reasonably believes that he is entitled to do so in the exercise of his functions, and

(b)he would be so entitled if the property were not subject to a forfeiture order or a restraint order.

(2)The insolvency practitioner shall not be liable to any person in respect of any loss or damage resulting from the seizure or disposal except in so far as the loss or damage is caused by his negligence.

(3)The insolvency practitioner shall have a lien on the property seized or the proceeds of its sale—

(a)for such of his expenses as were incurred in connection with the insolvency proceedings in relation to which the seizure or disposal purported to take place, and

(b)for so much of his remuneration as may be reasonably assigned for his acting in connection with those proceedings.

(4)Sub-paragraphs (1) to (3) are without prejudice to the generality of any provision contained in the M37Insolvency Act 1986 or the M38Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 or any other Act or the M39Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.

(5)In this paragraph “insolvency practitioner”, in any part of the United Kingdom, means a person acting as an insolvency practitioner in that or any other part of the United Kingdom.

(6)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (5) any question whether a person is acting as an insolvency practitioner in England and Wales or in Scotland shall be determined in accordance with section 388 of the M40Insolvency Act 1986, except that—

(a)the reference in section 388(2)(a) to a permanent or interim trustee in the sequestration of a debtor’s estate shall be taken to include a reference to a trustee in sequestration,

(b)section 388(5) shall be disregarded, and

(c)the expression shall also include the Official Receiver acting as receiver or manager of property.

(7)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (5) any question whether a person is acting as an insolvency practitioner in Northern Ireland shall be determined in accordance with Article 3 of the M41Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, except that—

(a)Article 3(5) shall be disregarded, and

(b)the expression shall also include the Official Receiver acting as receiver or manager of property.

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Insolvency practitioners in the Islands and designated countriesE+W+S+N.I.

52(1)An order may be made under this paragraph to secure that an Islands or external insolvency practitioner has the same rights under this Part of this Schedule in relation to—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)property situated in England and Wales,

(b)property situated in Scotland, or

(c)property situated in Northern Ireland,

as he would have if he were an insolvency practitioner in that part of the United Kingdom.

(2)The Secretary of State may make an order—

(a)under sub-paragraph (1)(a) with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor;

(b)under sub-paragraph (1)(b).

(3)An order under sub-paragraph (1)(c)—

(a)may be made by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland,

(b)shall be a statutory rule for the purposes of the M42Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979, and

(c)shall be subject to negative resolution within the meaning of section 41(6) of the M43Interpretation (Northern Ireland) Act 1954.

(4)An order under this paragraph may, in particular, include—

(a)provision which modifies the rights under this Part of this Schedule which are to be conferred under the order;

(b)provision as to the manner in which the rights conferred under the order are to be exercised;

(c)provision as to the conditions subject to which those rights are to be exercised, including the obtaining of leave from a court;

(d)provision for empowering a court granting such leave to impose such conditions as it thinks fit.

(5)An order under this paragraph may make different provision for different purposes.

(6)In this paragraph—

  • Islands or external insolvency practitioner” means a person exercising under the insolvency law of a relevant country or territory functions corresponding to those exercised by insolvency practitioners under the insolvency law of any part of the United Kingdom,

  • insolvency law” has the same meaning as in section 426(10) of the M44Insolvency Act 1986, except that the reference to a relevant country or territory shall be construed in accordance with this paragraph, and

  • relevant country or territory” means—

    (a)

    any of the Channel Islands,

    (b)

    the Isle of Man, or

    (c)

    any country or territory designated as mentioned in paragraph 14, 28 or 44.

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53(1)In this Part of this Schedule (other than in paragraph 51) “insolvency practitioner” means a person acting in any qualifying insolvency proceedings in any part of the United Kingdom as—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a liquidator of a company or partnership,

(b)a trustee in bankruptcy,

(c)the permanent or interim trustee on the debtor’s estate,

(d)an administrator of the insolvent estate of a deceased person, or

(e)a receiver or manager of any property.

(2)In this Part of this Schedule “qualifying insolvency proceedings” means—

(a)any proceedings under the M45Insolvency Act 1986 or the M46Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 for the winding up of a company or an unregistered company and includes any voluntary winding up of a company under Part IV of that Act or Part V of that Order,

(b)any proceedings in England and Wales or Northern Ireland under or by virtue of section 420 of the M47Insolvency Act 1986 or Article 364 of the M48Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 for the winding up of an insolvent partnership,

(c)any proceedings in bankruptcy or, in Scotland, any sequestration of a debtor’s estate, or

(d)any proceedings in England and Wales or in Northern Ireland under or by virtue of section 421 of the M49Insolvency Act 1986 or Article 365 of the M50Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 in relation to the insolvent estate of a deceased person.

(3)In this Part of this Schedule “the relevant officer” means in England and Wales and in Northern Ireland—

(a)where the forfeiture order in question is made by a court in England and Wales, the proper officer within the meaning given in paragraph 4,

(b)where the forfeiture order in question is made by a court in Northern Ireland, the proper officer within the meaning given in paragraph 32, and

(c)in any other case, the appropriate officer of the High Court.

(4)In this Part of this Schedule “the relevant officer” means in Scotland—

(a)where the forfeiture order in question is made by a court in Scotland, the clerk of the court,

(b)in any other case, the Principal Clerk of Session and Justiciary.

(5)In this Part of this Schedule references to the proceeds of sale or realisation of property are references to the proceeds after deduction of the costs of sale or realisation.

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Section 37.

SCHEDULE 5E+W+S+N.I. Terrorist Investigations: Information

Part IE+W+N.I. England and Wales and Northern Ireland

SearchesE+W+N.I.

1(1)A constable may apply to a justice of the peace for the issue of a warrant under this paragraph for the purposes of a terrorist investigation.E+W+N.I.

(2)A warrant under this paragraph shall authorise any constable—

(a)to enter [F87premises mentioned in sub-paragraph (2A)]F87 ,

(b)to search the premises and any person found there, and

(c)to seize and retain any relevant material which is found on a search under paragraph (b).

[F88(2A)The premises referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(a) are—

(a)one or more sets of premises specified in the application (in which case the application is for a “specific premises warrant”); or

(b)any premises occupied or controlled by a person specified in the application, including such sets of premises as are so specified (in which case the application is for an “all premises warrant”).]

F88(3)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (2)(c) material is relevant if the constable has reasonable grounds for believing that—

(a)it is likely to be of substantial value, whether by itself or together with other material, to a terrorist investigation, and

(b)it must be seized in order to prevent it from being concealed, lost, damaged, altered or destroyed.

(4)A warrant under this paragraph shall not authorise—

(a)the seizure and retention of items subject to legal privilege, or

(b)a constable to require a person to remove any clothing in public except for headgear, footwear, an outer coat, a jacket or gloves.

(5)Subject to paragraph 2, a justice may grant an application under this paragraph if satisfied—

(a)that the warrant is sought for the purposes of a terrorist investigation,

(b)that there are reasonable grounds for believing that there is material on [F89premises to which the application relates]F89 which is likely to be of substantial value, whether by itself or together with other material, to a terrorist investigation and which does not consist of or include excepted material (within the meaning of paragraph 4 below), and

(c)that the issue of a warrant is likely to be necessary in the circumstances of the case [F90, andF90]

[F91(d)in the case of an application for an all premises warrant, that it is not reasonably practicable to specify in the application all the premises which the person so specified occupies or controls and which might need to be searched.F91]

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C17Sch. 5 para. 1: power(s) of seizure extended (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 50, 52-54, 68, Sch. 1 Pt. 1 para. 71; S.I. 2003/708, art. 2

C18Sch. 5 para. 1: power(s) of seizure extended (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 51-54, 68, Sch. 1 Pt. 2 para. 83; S.I. 2003/708, art. 2

2(1)This paragraph applies where an application [F92for a specific premises warrant]F92 is made under paragraph 1 and—E+W+N.I.

(a)the application is made by a police officer of at least the rank of superintendent,

(b)the application does not relate to residential premises, and

(c)the justice to whom the application is made is not satisfied of the matter referred to in paragraph 1(5)(c).

(2)The justice may grant the application if satisfied of the matters referred to in paragraph 1(5)(a) and (b).

(3)Where a warrant under paragraph 1 is issued by virtue of this paragraph, the powers under paragraph 1(2)(a) and (b) are exercisable only within the period of 24 hours beginning with the time when the warrant is issued.

(4)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (1) “residential premises” means any premises which the officer making the application has reasonable grounds for believing are used wholly or mainly as a dwelling.

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[F932A(1)This paragraph applies where an application for an all premises warrant is made under paragraph 1 and—E+W+N.I.

(a)the application is made by a police officer of at least the rank of superintendent, and

(b)the justice to whom the application is made is not satisfied of the matter referred to in paragraph 1(5)(c).

(2)The justice may grant the application if satisfied of the matters referred to in paragraph 1(5)(a), (b) and (d).

(3)Where a warrant under paragraph 1 is issued by virtue of this paragraph, the powers under paragraph 1(2)(a) and (b) are exercisable only—

(a)in respect of premises which are not residential premises, and

(b)within the period of 24 hours beginning with the time when the warrant is issued.

(4)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (3) “residential premises”, in relation to a power under paragraph 1(2)(a) or (b), means any premises which the constable exercising the power has reasonable grounds for believing are used wholly or mainly as a dwelling.]

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3(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2), a police officer of at least the rank of superintendent may by a written authority signed by him authorise a search of specified premises which are wholly or partly within a cordoned area.E+W+N.I.

(2)A constable who is not of the rank required by sub-paragraph (1) may give an authorisation under this paragraph if he considers it necessary by reason of urgency.

(3)An authorisation under this paragraph shall authorise any constable—

(a)to enter the premises specified in the authority,

(b)to search the premises and any person found there, and

(c)to seize and retain any relevant material (within the meaning of paragraph 1(3)) which is found on a search under paragraph (b).

(4)The powers under sub-paragraph (3)(a) and (b) may be exercised—

(a)on one or more occasions, and

(b)at any time during the period when the designation of the cordoned area under section 33 has effect.

(5)An authorisation under this paragraph shall not authorise—

(a)the seizure and retention of items subject to legal privilege;

(b)a constable to require a person to remove any clothing in public except for headgear, footwear, an outer coat, a jacket or gloves.

(6)An authorisation under this paragraph shall not be given unless the person giving it has reasonable grounds for believing that there is material to be found on the premises which—

(a)is likely to be of substantial value, whether by itself or together with other material, to a terrorist investigation, and

(b)does not consist of or include excepted material.

(7)A person commits an offence if he wilfully obstructs a search under this paragraph.

(8)A person guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (7) shall be liable on summary conviction to—

(a)imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months,

(b)a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale, or

(c)both.

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C20Sch. 5 para. 3: power(s) of seizure extended (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 50, 52-54, 68, Sch. 1 Pt. 1 para. 71; S.I. 2003/708, art. 2

C21Sch. 5 para. 3: power(s) of seizure extended (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 51-54, 68, Sch. 1 Pt. 2 para. 83; S.I. 2003/708, art. 2

Excepted materialE+W+N.I.

4In this Part—E+W+N.I.

(a)excluded material” has the meaning given by section 11 of the M51Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984,

(b)items subject to legal privilege” has the meaning given by section 10 of that Act, and

(c)special procedure material” has the meaning given by section 14 of that Act;

and material is “excepted material” if it falls within any of paragraphs (a) to (c).

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Excluded and special procedure material: production & accessE+W+N.I.

5(1)A constable may apply to a Circuit judge [F94or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)]F94 for an order under this paragraph for the purposes of a terrorist investigation.E+W+N.I.

(2)An application for an order shall relate to particular material, or material of a particular description, which consists of or includes excluded material or special procedure material.

(3)An order under this paragraph may require a specified person—

(a)to produce to a constable within a specified period for seizure and retention any material which he has in his possession, custody or power and to which the application relates;

(b)to give a constable access to any material of the kind mentioned in paragraph (a) within a specified period;

(c)to state to the best of his knowledge and belief the location of material to which the application relates if it is not in, and it will not come into, his possession, custody or power within the period specified under paragraph (a) or (b).

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph—

(a)an order may specify a person only if he appears to the Circuit judge [F95or the District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)]F95 to have in his possession, custody or power any of the material to which the application relates, and

(b)a period specified in an order shall be the period of seven days beginning with the date of the order unless it appears to the judge that a different period would be appropriate in the particular circumstances of the application.

(5)Where a Circuit judge [F94or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)]F94 makes an order under sub-paragraph (3)(b) in relation to material on any premises, he may, on the application of a constable, order any person who appears to the judge to be entitled to grant entry to the premises to allow any constable to enter the premises to obtain access to the material.

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6(1)A Circuit judge [F96or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)]F96 may grant an application under paragraph 5 if satisfied—E+W+N.I.

(a)that the material to which the application relates consists of or includes excluded material or special procedure material,

(b)that it does not include items subject to legal privilege, and

(c)that the conditions in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) are satisfied in respect of that material.

(2)The first condition is that—

(a)the order is sought for the purposes of a terrorist investigation, and

(b)there are reasonable grounds for believing that the material is likely to be of substantial value, whether by itself or together with other material, to a terrorist investigation.

(3)The second condition is that there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is in the public interest that the material should be produced or that access to it should be given having regard—

(a)to the benefit likely to accrue to a terrorist investigation if the material is obtained, and

(b)to the circumstances under which the person concerned has any of the material in his possession, custody or power.

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7(1)An order under paragraph 5 may be made in relation to—E+W+N.I.

(a)material consisting of or including excluded or special procedure material which is expected to come into existence within the period of 28 days beginning with the date of the order;

(b)a person who the Circuit judge [F97or the District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)]F97 thinks is likely to have any of the material to which the application relates in his possession, custody or power within that period.

(2)Where an order is made under paragraph 5 by virtue of this paragraph, paragraph 5(3) shall apply with the following modifications—

(a)the order shall require the specified person to notify a named constable as soon as is reasonably practicable after any material to which the application relates comes into his possession, custody or power,

(b)the reference in paragraph 5(3)(a) to material which the specified person has in his possession, custody or power shall be taken as a reference to the material referred to in paragraph (a) above which comes into his possession, custody or power, and

(c)the reference in paragraph 5(3)(c) to the specified period shall be taken as a reference to the period of 28 days beginning with the date of the order.

(3)Where an order is made under paragraph 5 by virtue of this paragraph, paragraph 5(4) shall not apply and the order—

(a)may only specify a person falling within sub-paragraph (1)(b), and

(b)shall specify the period of seven days beginning with the date of notification required under sub-paragraph (2)(a) unless it appears to the judge that a different period would be appropriate in the particular circumstances of the application.

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8(1)An order under paragraph 5—E+W+N.I.

(a)shall not confer any right to production of, or access to, items subject to legal privilege, and

(b)shall have effect notwithstanding any restriction on the disclosure of information imposed by statute or otherwise.

(2)Where the material to which an application under paragraph 5 relates consists of information contained in a computer—

(a)an order under paragraph 5(3)(a) shall have effect as an order to produce the material in a form in which it can be taken away and in which it is visible and legible, and

(b)an order under paragraph 5(3)(b) shall have effect as an order to give access to the material in a form in which it is visible and legible.

9(1)An order under paragraph 5 may be made in relation to material in the possession, custody or power of a government department.E+W+N.I.

(2)Where an order is made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)it shall be served as if the proceedings were civil proceedings against the department, and

(b)it may require any officer of the department, whether named in the order or not, who may for the time being have in his possession, custody or power the material concerned, to comply with the order.

(3)In this paragraph “government department” means an authorised government department for the purposes of the M52Crown Proceedings Act 1947.

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10(1)An order of a Circuit judge [F98or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)]F98 under paragraph 5 shall have effect as if it were an order of the Crown Court.E+W+N.I.

(2)[F99Criminal Procedure Rules]F99 may make provision about proceedings relating to an order under paragraph 5.

(3)In particular, the rules may make provision about the variation or discharge of an order.

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F99Words in Sch. 5 para. 10(2) substituted (1.9.2004 subject to art. 3 of the commencing S.I.) by Courts Act 2003 (c. 39), s. 109(1), Sch. 8 para. 389(2); S.I. 2004/2066, art. 2

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I4Sch. 5 para. 10 wholly in force at 19.2.2001; Sch. 5 para. 10 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 128; Sch. 5 para. 10(2)(3) in force at 31.10.2000 by S.I. 2000/2944, art. 2(i); Sch. 5 para. 10 in force at 19.2.2001 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2001/421, art. 2

Excluded or special procedure material: searchE+W+N.I.

11(1)A constable may apply to a Circuit judge [F100or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)]F100 for the issue of a warrant under this paragraph for the purposes of a terrorist investigation.E+W+N.I.

(2)A warrant under this paragraph shall authorise any constable—

(a)to enter [F101premises mentioned in sub-paragraph (3A)]F101 ,

(b)to search the premises and any person found there, and

(c)to seize and retain any relevant material which is found on a search under paragraph (b).

(3)A warrant under this paragraph shall not authorise—

(a)the seizure and retention of items subject to legal privilege;

(b)a constable to require a person to remove any clothing in public except for headgear, footwear, an outer coat, a jacket or gloves.

[F102(3A)The premises referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(a) are—

(a)one or more sets of premises specified in the application (in which case the application is for a “specific premises warrant”); or

(b)any premises occupied or controlled by a person specified in the application, including such sets of premises as are so specified (in which case the application is for an “all premises warrant”).]

F102(4)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (2)(c) material is relevant if the constable has reasonable grounds for believing that it is likely to be of substantial value, whether by itself or together with other material, to a terrorist investigation.

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C23Sch. 5 para. 11: power(s) of seizure extended (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 50, 52-54, 68, Sch. 1 Pt. 1 para. 71; S.I. 2003/708, art. 2

C24Sch. 5 para. 11: power(s) of seizure extended (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 51-54, 68, Sch. 1 Pt. 2 para. 83; S.I. 2003/708, art. 2

12(1)A Circuit judge [F103or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)]F103 may grant an application [F104for a specific premises warrant]F104 under paragraph 11 if satisfied that an order made under paragraph 5 in relation to material on the premises specified in the application has not been complied with.E+W+N.I.

(2)A Circuit judge [F103or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)]F103 may also grant an application [F104for a specific premises warrant]F104 under paragraph 11 if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that—

(a)there is material on premises specified in the application which consists of or includes excluded material or special procedure material but does not include items subject to legal privilege, and

(b)the conditions in sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) are satisfied.

[F105(2A)A Circuit judge or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) may grant an application for an all premises warrant under paragraph 11 if satisfied—

(a)that an order made under paragraph 5 has not been complied with, and

(b)that the person specified in the application is also specified in the order.

(2B)A Circuit judge or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) may also grant an application for an all premises warrant under paragraph 11 if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing—

(a)that there is material on premises to which the application relates which consists of or includes excluded material or special procedure material but does not include items subject to legal privilege, and

(b)that the conditions in sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) are met.]

F105(3)The first condition is that—

(a)the warrant is sought for the purposes of a terrorist investigation, and

(b)the material is likely to be of substantial value, whether by itself or together with other material, to a terrorist investigation.

(4)The second condition is that it is not appropriate to make an order under paragraph 5 in relation to the material because—

(a)it is not practicable to communicate with any person entitled to produce the material,

(b)it is not practicable to communicate with any person entitled to grant access to the material or entitled to grant entry to [F106premises to which the application for the warrant relates]F106 , or

(c)a terrorist investigation may be seriously prejudiced unless a constable can secure immediate access to the material.

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ExplanationsE+W+N.I.

13(1)A constable may apply to a Circuit judge [F107or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)]F107 for an order under this paragraph requiring any person specified in the order to provide an explanation of any material—E+W+N.I.

(a)seized in pursuance of a warrant under paragraph 1 or 11, or

(b)produced or made available to a constable under paragraph 5.

(2)An order under this paragraph shall not require any person to disclose any information which he would be entitled to refuse to disclose on grounds of legal professional privilege in proceedings in the High Court.

(3)But a lawyer may be required to provide the name and address of his client.

(4)A statement by a person in response to a requirement imposed by an order under this paragraph—

(a)may be made orally or in writing, and

(b)may be used in evidence against him only on a prosecution for an offence under paragraph 14.

(5)Paragraph 10 shall apply to orders under this paragraph as it applies to orders under paragraph 5.

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14(1)A person commits an offence if, in purported compliance with an order under paragraph 13, he—E+W+N.I.

(a)makes a statement which he knows to be false or misleading in a material particular, or

(b)recklessly makes a statement which is false or misleading in a material particular.

(2)A person guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (1) shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, to a fine or to both, or

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.

Urgent casesE+W+N.I.

15(1)A police officer of at least the rank of superintendent may by a written order signed by him give to any constable the authority which may be given by a search warrant under paragraph 1 or 11.E+W+N.I.

(2)An order shall not be made under this paragraph unless the officer has reasonable grounds for believing—

(a)that the case is one of great emergency, and

(b)that immediate action is necessary.

(3)Where an order is made under this paragraph particulars of the case shall be notified as soon as is reasonably practicable to the Secretary of State.

(4)A person commits an offence if he wilfully obstructs a search under this paragraph.

(5)A person guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (4) shall be liable on summary conviction to—

(a)imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months,

(b)a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale, or

(c)both.

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C25Sch. 5 para. 15: power(s) of seizure extended (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 50, 52-54, 68, Sch. 1 Pt. 1 para. 71; S.I. 2003/708, art. 2

C26Sch. 5 para. 15: power(s) of seizure extended (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 51-54, 68. Sch. 1 Pt. 1 para. 83; S.I. 2003/708, art. 2

16(1)If a police officer of at least the rank of superintendent has reasonable grounds for believing that the case is one of great emergency he may by a written notice signed by him require any person specified in the notice to provide an explanation of any material seized in pursuance of an order under paragraph 15.E+W+N.I.

(2)Sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) of paragraph 13 and paragraph 14 shall apply to a notice under this paragraph as they apply to an order under paragraph 13.

(3)A person commits an offence if he fails to comply with a notice under this paragraph.

(4)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under sub-paragraph (3) to show that he had a reasonable excuse for his failure.

(5)A person guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (3) shall be liable on summary conviction to—

(a)imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months,

(b)a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or

(c)both.

SupplementaryE+W+N.I.

17For the purposes of sections 21 and 22 of the M53Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (seized material: access, copying and retention)—E+W+N.I.

(a)a terrorist investigation shall be treated as an investigation of or in connection with an offence, and

(b)material produced in pursuance of an order under paragraph 5 shall be treated as if it were material seized by a constable.

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Northern IrelandE+W+N.I.

18In the application of this Part to Northern Ireland—E+W+N.I.

(a)the reference in paragraph 4(a) to section 11 of the M54Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 shall be taken as a reference to Article 13 of the M55Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989,

(b)the reference in paragraph 4(b) to section 10 of that Act shall be taken as a reference to Article 12 of that Order,

(c)the reference in paragraph 4(c) to section 14 of that Act shall be taken as a reference to Article 16 of that Order,

(d)the references in paragraph 9(1) and (2) to “government department” shall be taken as including references to an authorised Northern Ireland department for the purposes of the M56Crown Proceedings Act 1947,

[F108(dd)the reference in paragraph 10(2) to “Criminal Procedure Rules” shall be taken as a reference to Crown Court Rules,]

F108F109(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(f)the reference in paragraph 17 to sections 21 and 22 of the M57Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 shall be taken as a reference to Articles 23 and 24 of the M58Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, and

(g)references to “a Circuit judge” shall be taken as references to a [F110Crown Court judge].

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F108Sch. 5 para. 18(dd) inserted (1.9.2004 subject to art. 3 of the commencing S.I.) by Courts Act 2003 (c. 39), s. 109(1), Sch. 8 para. 389(3); S.I. 2004/2066, art. 2

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[F11119(1)The Secretary of State may by a written order which relates to specified premises give to any constable in Northern Ireland—E+W+N.I.

(a)the authority which may be given by a search warrant under paragraph 1;

(b)the authority which may be given by a search warrant under paragraph 11.

(2)An order shall not be made under this paragraph unless—

(a)it appears to the Secretary of State that the information which it would be necessary to provide to the court in support of an application for a warrant would, if disclosed, be likely to place any person in danger or prejudice the capability of members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary to investigate an offence under any of sections 15 to 18 or under section 56, and

(b)the order is made for the purposes of an investigation of the commission, preparation or instigation of an offence under any of sections 15 to 18 or under section 56.

(3)The Secretary of State may make an order under sub-paragraph (1)(a) in relation to particular premises only if satisfied—

(a)that there are reasonable grounds for believing that there is material on the premises which is likely to be of substantial value, whether by itself or together with other material, to the investigation mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(b), and which does not consist of or include excepted material, and

(b)that the authority of an order is likely to be necessary in the circumstances of the case.

(4)The Secretary of State may make an order under sub-paragraph (1)(b) in relation to particular premises if satisfied that an order made under paragraph 5 in relation to material on the premises has not been complied with.

(5)The Secretary of State may also make an order under sub-paragraph (1)(b) in relation to particular premises if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that—

(a)there is material on the premises which consists of or includes excluded material or special procedure material but does not include items subject to legal privilege,

(b)the material is likely to be of substantial value, whether by itself or together with other material, to the investigation mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(b), and

(c)an order under paragraph 5 would not be appropriate in relation to the material for the reason mentioned in paragraph 12(4)(a) or (b) or because the investigation mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(b) might be seriously prejudiced unless a constable can secure immediate access to the material.

(6)An order under sub-paragraph (1)(b) may not be made except in the circumstances specified in sub-paragraphs (4) and (5).

(7)A person commits an offence if he wilfully obstructs a search under this paragraph.

(8)A person guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (7) shall be liable on summary conviction to—

(a)imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months,

(b)a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale, or

(c)both.]

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C28Sch. 5 para. 19: power(s) of seizure extended (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 50, 52-54, 68, Sch. 1 Pt. 1 para. 71; S.I. 2003/708, art. 2

C29Sch. 5 para. 19: power(s) of seizure extended (1.4.2003) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 51-54, 68, Sch. 1 Pt. 2 para. 83; S.I. 2003/708, art. 2

[F11220(1)The Secretary of State may exercise the power to make an order under paragraph 5 in relation to any person in Northern Ireland who is specified in the order.E+W+N.I.

(2)An order shall not be made by virtue of this paragraph unless it appears to the Secretary of State that the information which it would be necessary to provide to a [F113Crown Court judge] in support of an application for an order under paragraph 5 would, if disclosed—

(a)be likely to place any person in danger, or

(b)be likely to prejudice the capability of members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary to investigate an offence under any of sections 15 to 18 or under section 56.

(3)Paragraphs 5 to 9 shall apply to the making of an order under paragraph 5 by virtue of this paragraph with the following modifications—

(a)references to a [F113Crown Court judge] shall be taken as references to the Secretary of State,

(b)the references to “a terrorist investigation” in paragraphs 5(1) and 6(2)(a) shall be taken as references to an investigation of the commission, preparation or instigation of an offence under any of sections 15 to 18 or under section 56, and

(c)the references to “a terrorist investigation” in paragraphs 6(2)(b) and 6(3)(a) shall be taken as references to the investigation mentioned in paragraph 6(2)(a).

(4)Paragraph 10 shall not apply in relation to an order made under paragraph 5 by virtue of this paragraph.

(5)The Secretary of State may vary or revoke an order made by virtue of this paragraph.

(6)A person commits an offence if he contravenes an order made by virtue of this paragraph.

(7)A person guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (6) shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, to a fine or to both, or

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.]

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[F11421(1)The Secretary of State may by a written order require any person in Northern Ireland who is specified in the order to provide an explanation of any material—E+W+N.I.

(a)seized in pursuance of an order under paragraph 19, or

(b)produced or made available to a constable in pursuance of an order made by virtue of paragraph 20.

(2)The provisions of paragraphs 13(2) to (4) and 14 shall apply to an order under this paragraph as they apply to an order under paragraph 13.

(3)The provisions of paragraph 16(3) to (5) shall apply to an order under this paragraph as they apply to a notice under paragraph 16.]

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Part IIS Scotland

Order for production of materialS

22(1)The procurator fiscal may apply to the sheriff for an order under this paragraph for the purposes of a terrorist investigation.S

(2)An application for an order shall relate to particular material, or material of a particular description.

(3)An order under this paragraph may require a specified person—

(a)to produce to a constable within a specified period for seizure and retention any material which he has in his possession, custody or power and to which the application relates;

(b)to give a constable access to any material of the kind mentioned in paragraph (a) within a specified period;

(c)to state to the best of his knowledge and belief the location of material to which the application relates if it is not in, and it will not come into, his possession, custody or power within the period specified under paragraph (a) or (b).

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph—

(a)an order may specify a person only if he appears to the sheriff to have in his possession, custody or power any of the material to which the application relates, and

(b)a period specified in an order shall be the period of seven days beginning with the date of the order unless it appears to the sheriff that a different period would be appropriate in the particular circumstances of the application.

(5)Where the sheriff makes an order under sub-paragraph (3)(b) in relation to material on any premises, he may, on the application of the procurator fiscal, order any person who appears to the sheriff to be entitled to grant entry to the premises to allow any constable to enter the premises to obtain access to the material.

23(1)The sheriff may grant an application under paragraph 22 if satisfied that the conditions in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) are satisfied in respect of that material.S

(2)The first condition is that—

(a)the order is sought for the purposes of a terrorist investigation, and

(b)there are reasonable grounds for believing that the material is likely to be of substantial value, whether by itself or together with other material, to a terrorist investigation.

(3)The second condition is that there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is in the public interest that the material should be produced or that access to it should be given having regard—

(a)to the benefit likely to accrue to a terrorist investigation if the material is obtained, and

(b)to the circumstances under which the person concerned has any of the material in his possession, custody or power.

24(1)An order under paragraph 22 may be made in relation to a person who appears to the sheriff to be likely to have any of the material to which the application relates in his possession, custody or power within the period of 28 days beginning with the date of the order.S

(2)Where an order is made under paragraph 22 by virtue of this paragraph, paragraph 22(3) shall apply with the following modifications—

(a)the order shall require the specified person to notify a named constable as soon as is reasonably practicable after any material to which the application relates comes into his possession, custody or power,

(b)the reference in paragraph 22(3)(a) to material which the specified person has in his possession, custody or power shall be taken as a reference to the material referred to in paragraph (a) above which comes into his possession, custody or power, and

(c)the reference in paragraph 22(3)(c) to the specified period shall be taken as a reference to the period of 28 days beginning with the date of the order.

(3)Where an order is made under paragraph 22 by virtue of this paragraph, paragraph 22(4) shall not apply and the order—

(a)may only specify a person falling within sub-paragraph (1), and

(b)shall specify the period of seven days beginning with the date of notification required under sub-paragraph (2)(a) unless it appears to the sheriff that a different period would be appropriate in the particular circumstances of the application.

25(1)Subject to paragraph 33(1), an order under paragraph 22 shall have effect notwithstanding any obligation as to secrecy or other restriction on the disclosure of the information imposed by statute or otherwise.S

(2)Where the material to which an application under paragraph 22 relates consists of information contained in a computer—

(a)an order under paragraph 22(3)(a) shall have effect as an order to produce the material in a form in which it can be taken away and in which it is visible and legible, and

(b)an order under paragraph 22(3)(b) shall have effect as an order to give access to the material in a form in which it is visible and legible.

26(1)An order under paragraph 22 may be made in relation to material in the possession, custody or power of a government department.S

(2)Where an order is made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)it shall be served as if the proceedings were civil proceedings against the department, and

(b)it may require any officer of the department, whether named in the order or not, who may for the time being have in his possession, custody or power the material concerned, to comply with it.

(3)In this paragraph “government department” means a public department within the meaning of the Crown Suits Scotland Act 1857 and any part of the Scottish Administration.

27(1)Provision may be made by Act of Adjournal as to—S

(a)the recall and variation of orders under paragraph 22; and

(b)proceedings relating to such orders.

(2)The following provisions shall have effect pending the coming into force of an Act of Adjournal under sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)an order under paragraph 22 may be recalled or varied by the sheriff on a written application made to him by any person subject to the order;

(b)unless the sheriff otherwise directs on grounds of urgency, the applicant shall, not less than 48 hours before making the application, send a copy of it and a notice in writing of the time and place where the application is to be made to the procurator fiscal on whose application the order was made.

SearchesS

28(1)The procurator fiscal may apply to the sheriff to grant a warrant under this paragraph for the purposes of a terrorist investigation.S

(2)A warrant under this paragraph shall authorise any constable—

(a)to enter [F115premises mentioned in sub-paragraph (2A)]F115 ,

(b)to search the premises and any person found there, and

(c)to seize and retain any relevant material which is found on a search under paragraph (b).

[F116(2A)The premises referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(a) are—

(a)one or more sets of premises specified in the application (in which case the application is for a “specific premises warrant”); or

(b)any premises occupied or controlled by a person specified in the application, including such sets of premises as are so specified (in which case the application is for an “all premises warrant”).]

F116(3)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (2)(c) material is relevant if the constable has reasonable grounds for believing that it is likely to be of substantial value, whether by itself or together with other material, to a terrorist investigation.

(4)The sheriff may grant an application under this paragraph if satisfied—

(a)that the warrant is sought for the purposes of a terrorist investigation,

(b)that there are reasonable grounds for believing that there is material on [F117premises to which the application relates]F117 which is likely to be of substantial value to a terrorist investigation, F118...

(c)that one of the conditions in paragraph 29 is satisfied [F119, andF119]

[F120(d)in the case of an application for an all premises warrant, that it is not reasonably practicable to specify in the application all the premises which the person so specified occupies or controls and which might need to be searched.]

F120(5)Where [F121a specific premises warrant]F121 is granted in relation to non-residential premises, the entry and search must be within the period of 24 hours beginning with the time when the warrant is granted.

(6)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (5) “non-residential premises” means any premises other than those which the procurator fiscal has reasonable grounds for believing are used wholly or mainly as a dwelling.

[F122(6A)Where an all premises warrant is granted, entry and search in pursuance of the warrant of any premises which are non-residential premises must be within the period of 24 hours beginning with the time when the warrant is granted.

(6B)For the purpose of sub-paragraph (6A) “non-residential premises” means any premises other than those which the constable executing the warrant has reasonable grounds for believing are used wholly or mainly as a dwelling.]

F122(7)A warrant under this paragraph may authorise the persons named in the warrant to accompany the constable who is executing it.

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29(1)The conditions referred to in paragraph 28(4)(c) are—S

(a)that an order made under paragraph [F12322] in relation to material on the premises has not been complied with [F124and, in the case of an application for an all premises warrant, the person specified in the order in pursuance of paragraph 22(3) is also specified in the application]F124 , or

(b)that for any of the reasons mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) it would not be appropriate to make such an order.

(2)The reasons are—

(a)it is not practicable to communicate with any person entitled to produce the material,

(b)it is not practicable to communicate with any person entitled to grant access to the material or entitled to grant entry to the premises [F125to which the application for the warrant relates]F125 , or

(c)the investigation for the purposes of which the application is made may be seriously prejudiced unless a constable can secure immediate access to the material.

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ExplanationsS

30(1)The procurator fiscal may apply to the sheriff for an order under this paragraph requiring any person specified in the order to provide an explanation of any material—S

(a)seized in pursuance of a warrant under paragraph 28, or

(b)produced or made available to a constable under paragraph 22.

(2)Without prejudice to paragraph 33(1), an order under this paragraph may require a lawyer to provide the name and address of his client.

(3)A statement by a person in response to a requirement imposed by an order under this paragraph may only be used in evidence against him—

(a)on a prosecution for an offence under section 2 of the M59False Oaths (Scotland) Act 1933, or

(b)on a prosecution for some other offence where in giving evidence he makes a statement inconsistent with it.

(4)Paragraphs 26 and 27 shall apply to orders under this paragraph as they apply to orders under paragraph 22.

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Urgent casesS

31(1)A police officer of at least the rank of superintendent may by a written order signed by him give to any constable the authority which may be given by a search warrant under paragraph 28.S

(2)An order shall not be made under this paragraph unless the officer has reasonable grounds for believing—

(a)that the case is one of great emergency, and

(b)that immediate action is necessary.

(3)Where an order is made under this paragraph particulars of the case shall be notified as soon as is reasonably practicable to the Secretary of State.

32(1)If a police officer of at least the rank of superintendent has reasonable grounds for believing that the case is one of great emergency he may by a written notice signed by him require any person specified in the notice to provide an explanation of any material seized in pursuance of an order under paragraph 22.S

(2)Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) of paragraph 30 shall apply to a notice under this paragraph as they apply to an order under that paragraph.

(3)A person commits an offence if he fails to comply with a notice under this paragraph.

(4)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under sub-paragraph (3) to show that he had a reasonable excuse for his failure.

(5)A person guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (3) is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to both.

SupplementaryS

33(1)This Part of this Schedule is without prejudice to any rule of law whereby—S

(a)communications between a professional legal adviser and his client, or

(b)communications made in connection with or in contemplation of legal proceedings and for the purposes of those proceedings,

are in legal proceedings protected from disclosure on the ground of confidentiality.

(2)For the purpose of exercising any powers conferred on him under this Part of this Schedule a constable may, if necessary, open lockfast places on [F126premises which he is entitled to enter in pursuance of]F126 an order under paragraph 22, a warrant under paragraph 28 or [F127an order under paragraph 31]F127 .

(3)A search of a person under this Part of this Schedule may only be carried out by a person of the same sex.

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Section 38.

SCHEDULE 6E+W+S+N.I. Financial Information

OrdersE+W+S+N.I.

1(1)Where an order has been made under this paragraph in relation to a terrorist investigation, a constable named in the order may require a financial institution [F128to which the order applies]to provide customer information for the purposes of the investigation.E+W+S+N.I.

[F129(1A)The order may provide that it applies to—

(a)all financial institutions,

(b)a particular description, or particular descriptions, of financial institutions, or

(c)a particular financial institution or particular financial institutions.]

(2)The information shall be provided—

(a)in such manner and within such time as the constable may specify, and

(b)notwithstanding any restriction on the disclosure of information imposed by statute or otherwise.

(3)An institution which fails to comply with a requirement under this paragraph shall be guilty of an offence.

(4)It is a defence for an institution charged with an offence under sub-paragraph (3) to prove—

(a)that the information required was not in the institution’s possession, or

(b)that it was not reasonably practicable for the institution to comply with the requirement.

(5)An institution guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (3) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

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ProcedureE+W+S+N.I.

2An order under paragraph 1 may be made only on the application of—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, a police officer of at least the rank of superintendent, or

(b)in Scotland, the procurator fiscal.

3An order under paragraph 1 may be made only by—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in England and Wales, a Circuit judge [F130or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)]F130 ,

(b)in Scotland, the sheriff, or

(c)in Northern Ireland, a [F131Crown Court judge].

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F131Words in Sch. 6 para. 3(c) substituted (7.7.2002) by 2001 c. 24, ss. 121(4); S.I. 2002/1558, art. 2

4(1)[F132Criminal Procedure Rules]F132 may make provision about the procedure for an application under paragraph 1.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The High Court of Justiciary may, by Act of Adjournal, make provision about the procedure for an application under paragraph 1.

[F133(3)Crown Court Rules may make provision about the procedure for an application under paragraph 1.F133]

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F132Words in Sch. 6 para. 4(1) substituted (1.9.2004 subject to saving in art. 3 of the commencing S.I.) by Courts Act 2003 (c. 39), s. 109(1), Sch. 8 para. 390(2); S.I. 2004/2066, art. 2

F133Sch. 6 para. 4(3) inserted (1.9.2004 subject to saving in art. 3 of the commencing S.I.) by Courts Act 2003 (c. 39), s. 109(1), Sch. 8 para. 390(3); S.I. 2004/2066, art. 2

Criteria for making orderE+W+S+N.I.

5An order under paragraph 1 may be made only if the person making it is satisfied that—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the order is sought for the purposes of a terrorist investigation,

(b)the tracing of terrorist property is desirable for the purposes of the investigation, and

(c)the order will enhance the effectiveness of the investigation.

Financial institutionE+W+S+N.I.

6(1)In this Schedule “financial institution” means—E+W+S+N.I.

[F134(a)a person who has permission under Part 4 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to accept deposits,]

F135(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)a credit union (within the meaning of the M60Credit Unions Act 1979 or the M61Credit Unions (Northern Ireland) Order 1985),

[F136(d)a person carrying on a relevant regulated activity,]

(e)the National Savings Bank,

(f)a person who carries out an activity for the purposes of raising money authorised to be raised under the M62National Loans Act 1968 under the auspices of the Director of National Savings,

(g)a European institution carrying on a home regulated activity (within the meaning of [F137Directive 2006/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006]F137 relating to the taking up and pursuit of the business of credit institutions),

(h)a person carrying out an activity specified in any of points 1 to 12 and 14 of [F138Annex 1] to that Directive, and

(i)a person who carries on an insurance business in accordance with an authorisation pursuant to [F139Article 4 or 51 of Directive 2002/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5th November 2002 concerning life assurance]F139 .

[F140(1A)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(d), a relevant regulated activity means—

(a)dealing in investments as principal or as agent,

(b)arranging deals in investments,

[F141(ba)operating a multilateral trading facility,]

F141(c)managing investments,

(d)safeguarding and administering investments,

(e)sending dematerialised instructions,

(f)establishing etc. collective investment schemes,

(g)advising on investments.

(1B)Sub-paragraphs (1)(a) and (1A) must be read with—

(a)section 22 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

(b)any relevant order under that section; and

(c)Schedule 2 to that Act.]

(2)The Secretary of State may by order provide for a class of person—

(a)to be a financial institution for the purposes of this Schedule, or

(b)to cease to be a financial institution for the purposes of this Schedule.

(3)An institution which ceases to be a financial institution for the purposes of this Schedule (whether by virtue of sub-paragraph (2)(b) or otherwise) shall continue to be treated as a financial institution for the purposes of any requirement under paragraph 1 to provide customer information which relates to a time when the institution was a financial institution.

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F138Words in Sch. 6 para. 6(1)(h) substituted (22.11.2000) by S.I. 2000/2952, reg. 9(b)

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