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Paedophilia: Disclosure of Information

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to her written ministerial statement of 18 February 2008, Official Report, columns 2-3WS, on tackling violence, what plans she has to allow members of the public to apply for information on arrests for child abuse. (197527)

The review of the “Protection of Children from Sex Offenders”, published in June 2007, included two actions concerned with disclosing information on child sex offenders’ convictions to members of the public, which were referred to in the ministerial statement. These actions are intended to build on existing practice, and were developed in consultation with all relevant agencies and voluntary organisations. The review did not consider disclosing information on arrests, and there are no plans to allow members of the public to apply for information on arrests for child abuse.