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Violent and Sex Offender Register

Question for Home Office

UIN 211842, tabled on 24 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward proposals to expand the scope of the sex offenders' register to include serial stalkers and domestic violence perpetrators.

Answered on

4 November 2014

The list of qualifying offences for the sex offender notification requirements is kept under review by the Home Office. Convicted stalkers are already captured on the Police National Computer.

In addition, the Home Secretary has established a National Oversight Group to ensure that the recommendations from HMIC’s March Review into domestic abuse are acted upon. This includes work to improve data collection and data sharing on serial abusers.

The Home Office consultation on strengthening the law on domestic abuse closed on 15 October. We are currently considering the responses and we will consider all of the issues raised in order to determine next steps to offer the best possible protection for victims.

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Home Office