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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002


Section 220: serious default

275.Section 220 provides for compensation to be paid to a person whose property has been affected by the enforcement of the confiscation legislation. Compensation is only payable on the same grounds as those proposed at section 72 for England and Wales. Section 220 is largely based on existing legislation except that it has been extended to cover the situation where an investigation is started but proceedings are never brought. The section also refers to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland whose office fulfils the same role as the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales.

Sections 221 & 222: Order varied or discharged; Enforcement abroad

276.Sections 221 and 222 replicate the provisions for England and Wales contained in sections 73 and 74.

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