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Criminal Records

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to respond substantively to the recommendation of the Review of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 in relation to the deletion of offenders' criminal records at 18 for the purposes of employment. [113420]

The Government response to the Review was published in April 2003, and a copy placed in the Library. The recommendation attracted little support and the Government has deferred consideration of it until the impact of other elements of the proposed new disclosure scheme on the resettlement of young offenders can be assessed.

The number of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, as reported to the Home Office, issued within, the West Mercia MCC area, by local authority and quarter, up to 30 November 2002 (latest available)
Local authority1October- December 2001January- March 2002April- June 2002July- September 2002October- November 2002Total
North Shropshire District Council000022
Oswestry Borough Council020002
1Local authorities within the constituency of Shropshire North.