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Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will introduce the reforms recommended by the report of the review of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. (93920)

The Government have accepted the majority of the review’s recommendations and will legislate when parliamentary time allows.

We are also considering what might be necessary for the disclosure regime in the light of the Bichard report which dealt with criminal records in the context of the protection of children and vulnerable adults.