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Sexual Offences

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sexual offences prevention orders have been issued in respect of those convicted of sexual offences overseas in the last three years. (197427)

Data on the number of Sexual Offence Prevention Orders issued to those convicted of sexual offences overseas are not collected centrally.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people convicted of a sexual offence overseas were included on the Sex Offenders Register at the latest date for which figures are available. (197430)

Data on the number of offenders subject to the notification requirements who were convicted overseas are not collected centrally. Data on the number of notification orders granted by magistrates courts are collated by the Ministry of Justice from MAPPA annual reports. Notification orders are applied for by the police and granted by magistrates courts. They require sexual offenders convicted overseas of an offence equivalent to a relevant offence in the UK to become subject to the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Notification orders were introduced by the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which came into force on 1 May 2004. Figures for the number of notification orders granted are provided in the following table.

Number of notification orders granted

2004-05

22

2005-06

37

2006-07

62