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Ira Terrorists: Criminal Records

Volume 670: debated on Thursday 3 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 31 January (

Official Report, col. WA 3), whether they ever indicated at a conference in Dublin on 16 November 2004 on former paramilitary prisoners that they intended to expunge the criminal records of terrorists. [HL1115]

The Government do not intend to expunge the criminal records of terrorists and have made no such indication. There was reference made at the conference in Dublin to the possible reform of rehabilitation of offenders legislation which applies to all those who have a criminal record.