HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 c679W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many domestic confiscation orders have been made under(a) the Drug Trafficking Offences Act 1986 and (b) part VI of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 in each year since 1992; and what were the amounts ordered to be confiscated and the amounts actually realised under each Act for each year.

Mr. Maclean

The information is given in the table.

Confiscation order data England and Wales
Act/Year Number of confiscation orders Amount ordered to be confiscated £ Year 1Amount realised £
Drug Trafficking Act 1986
1992 1,002 9,129,863 21992–93 5,180,900
1993 983 9,678,100 1993–94 5,377,400
Part VI—Criminal Justice Act 1988
1992–93 19 1,354,000 21992–93 481,600
1993–94 13 412,200 1993–94 265.600


Annual data is taken from the Criminal Statistics England and Waltes, financial year data from the Confiscation Order Financial return. The figures are therefore not directly comparable.

1 The amounts overstate the amounts reaching the Consolidated Fund, a magistrates' courts deduct from these figures any costs incurred in enforcing domestic confiscation orders. Receivers' costs can vary from £1,000 to £5,000, depending on the complexity of the case.

2 For 1992–93 the information collected centrally is known to be incomplete as returns were not received from all petty sessional divisions.