Coroners and Justice Bill — Clause 154 — Application of Exploitation Proceeds Orders to Heinous Offences Only — rejected — 5 Nov 2009 at 13:52

The majority of Lords voted against a provision aimed at limiting the application of "Exploitation proceeds orders" only to "Heinous offences". Exploitation of proceeds orders allow a court to recover money which an individual has made as a result of their crimes (for example by writing about their crimes in their memoires).

Heinous offences were not to be defined specifically, but the common meaning of the word was to apply.

Liberal Democrat Anthony Lester, known during these proceedings as Lord Lester of Herne Hill, proposed the amendment which was to clause 154 of the Coroners and Justice Bill and involved adding the words "it is a heinous offence" to to the part describing which offences the provisions apply to.

Mr Lester explained he was trying to codify in law the intent expressed by the Minister, he said: "The Minister indicated last time, and has not changed his position today, that the scheme is intended to apply only to heinous crimes at the grave end of the spectrum. That is not what the Bill says; it is what my amendment seeks to achieve."[1]

Lord Henley The Conservative shadow minister for Justice stated: "We are happy that other safeguards will limit the use of this provision; for example, the fact that one needs the permission of the Attorney-General. We trust that the Government will not use powers of this sort frivolously."[2]

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Lord Acton Labno
Lord Addington LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Ahmed Labno
Baroness Andrews Labno
Lord Archer of SandwellLabno
Lord Bach Lab (minister)no
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)tellno
Lord Bhattacharyya Labno
Lord Bilimoria Crossbenchno
Baroness Billingham Labno
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Lord Borrie Labaye
Lord Bradshaw LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Brett Lab (minister)no
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLabno
Lord Brookman Labno
Lord Burnett LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Campbell-Savours Labno
Baroness Campbell of SurbitonCrossbenchno
Lord Carlile of BerriewLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Chorley Crossbenchaye
Lord Christopher Lab (minister)no
Lord Clement-Jones LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Clinton-Davis Labno
Lord Cobbold Crossbenchno
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Lord Corbett of Castle ValeLabno
Lord Cotter LDem (front bench)aye
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchaye
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Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)aye
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Lord Desai Labno
Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)aye
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Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchno
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Lord Evans of ParksideLabno
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Lord Faulkner of WorcesterLab (minister)no
Baroness Ford Labno
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Lord Grenfell Otherno
Lord Grocott Labno
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Lord Haskel Lab (minister)no
Lord Haworth Labno
Baroness Henig Labno
Baroness Hilton of EggardonLabno
Lord Hooson LDemaye
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Lord Howarth of NewportLabno
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Lord Hughes of WoodsideLabno
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Lord Joffe Crossbenchno
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Lord Judd Lab (minister)no
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Lord Lipsey Labno
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Lord Maclennan of RogartLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Maddock LDemaye
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Baroness McIntosh of HudnallLab (minister)no
Lord McKenzie of LutonLab (minister)no
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Methuen LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Monson Crossbenchaye
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Lord Morris of AberavonLab (minister)no
Baroness Morris of YardleyLabno
Baroness Murphy Crossbenchno
Lord Myners Lab (minister)no
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Lord Newby LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemaye
Baroness Northover LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Norton of LouthCon (front bench)no
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Pitkeathley Labno
Lord Plant of HighfieldLabno
Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeLabno
Lord Puttnam Labno
Baroness Quin Lab (minister)no
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbenchaye
Lord Razzall LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Rea Labno
Lord Redesdale LDemaye
Lord Rennard LDemaye
Lord Renton of Mount HarryConno
Lord Richard Lab (minister)no
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)tellaye
Lord Rogan UUPno
Lord Rooker Labno
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Lord Rowlands Lab (minister)no
Baroness Royall of BlaisdonLab (minister)no
The Earl of SandwichCrossbenchaye
Lord Sawyer Labno
Lord Sewel Lab (minister)no
Baroness Sharp of GuildfordLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)aye
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)no
Lord Skelmersdale Con (front bench)no
Lord Smith of CliftonLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Smith of KelvinCrossbenchaye
Lord Soley Lab (minister)no
Lord St John of BletsoCrossbenchaye
Baroness Stern Crossbenchaye
Lord Stone of BlackheathLabno
Lord Strabolgi Labno
Lord Temple-Morris Labno
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Lord Tomlinson Lab (minister)no
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Lord Tope LDemaye
Lord Tordoff LDemaye
Lord Trefgarne Conno
Lord Tunnicliffe Lab (minister)no
Lord Turnberg Labno
Baroness Turner of CamdenLabno
Lord Tyler LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Walmsley LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Warnock Crossbenchno
Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeLabno
Lord Watson of InvergowrieLabno
Lord West of SpitheadLab (minister)no
Baroness Wilkins Labno
Lord Williams of ElvelLab (minister)no
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbenchno
Lord Young of Norwood GreenLab (minister)no

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