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Coroners and Justice Act 2009

Section 171:  Limitation

732.Subsection (1) inserts a new section 27C into the Limitation Act 1980. Subsections (1) to (3) have the effect that an application for an exploitation proceeds order may not be made more than six years after the enforcement authority’s cause of action accrued. Subsection (4) provides that a cause of action will accrue from the time that the enforcement authority has actual knowledge that a person has obtained exploitation proceeds from a relevant offence.

733.Subsection (2) inserts new section 72C into the Limitation (Northern Ireland) Order (SI 1989/1339) which makes similar provision for Northern Ireland.

734.Subsection (3) inserts a new section 19C into the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973. This makes similar provision for Scotland, although in that case the limitation period is five rather than six years, in line with other provision made by that Act.

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