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Sexual Offences

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered sex offenders are subject to multi-agency public protection arrangements. (128216)

All offenders who are subject to the notification requirements placed on sex offenders (registered sex offenders) are also subject to the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). Since 2002, the number of registered sex offenders has been published in the MAPPA Annual Report for each area of England and Wales. In the 2005-06 reports, the latest year of publication, 29,976 registered sex offenders were shown as living in the community across England and Wales as at 31 March 2006. The reports are available in the House Libraries and on the internet at:

http://www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk/output/page30.asp