The Court of Appeal declined to certify that an appeal raised a point of law of general public importance and accordingly refused leave to appeal to the House of Lords.Application by the appellant for the Court of Appeal to certify that the appeal raised a point of law of general public importance in respect of which he sought leave to appeal to the House of Lords. The point of law for which leave was sought was whether in exercising the power to postpone a confiscation inquiry under s.3 Drug Trafficking Act 1994 "for such a period as it may specify" it was necessary for the court to announce the period of postponement or whether it was sufficient compliance with the requirements of the Act that the period of postponement could be inferred from the surrounding circumstances.HELD: The appeal did not raise a point of law of general public importance.Leave to appeal to the House of Lords refused.

[2003] EWCA (Crim) 695

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