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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Sections 202 & 203: Enforcement receivers; Sums received by chief clerk

264.These sections largely replicate for Northern Ireland the provisions made for England and Wales at sections 54 and 55 of the Act. There is no difference in substance but the text reflects the non-existence of justices’ chief executives in Northern Ireland. Section 202 specifies how any sums in the hands of receivers appointed by the Crown Court are to be disposed of after a confiscation order is made. Where a confiscation order is made, the sums are payable, subject to certain prior payments the Crown Court may order, to the chief clerk of the court where the confiscation order was made.

265.Section 203 also sets out how a chief clerk must dispose of any monies received in satisfaction of a confiscation order. The provision is the same to that proposed for England and Wales at section 55.

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