§ Mr. Mellor
I beg to move amendment No. 24, in page 13, line 13, leave out`as mentioned in subsection (1) above'and insert`by any person towards the satisfaction of a confiscation order'.
I hope that this also is a relatively straightforward matter. The amendment provides that money paid by the trafficker, or a third party, in satisfaction of a confiscation order should be treated in the same way as money collected by a receiver appointed under clause 9. That is, it will be 212 treated as money collected in payment of a fine and paid by the clerk of the relevant magistrates' court to the Secretary of State for onward transmission to the Consolidated Fund.
I know that this touches on matters which were the subject of some discussion. I regret having to stick my head into the lion's jaws, but I am told that it is inevitable. I do so, and step back hastily.
§ Amendment agreed to.