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Councillors and Mayors: Sexual Offences

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL8757, tabled on 5 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to honour the commitment made by the Local Government Minister on 18 October 2018 to amend section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 to disbar persons required to sign the Sex Offenders Register from acquiring or holding public office as councillors or mayors.

Answered on

19 October 2020

It is essential that all our councillors, mayors and London Assembly members are held to the highest standards of conduct.

That is why the Government has committed to legislate on this issue as soon as Parliamentary time allows.

These challenging times have put the Government’s legislative programme under pressure. However, the Government will seek an early opportunity to legislate on this matter as soon as is practicable.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government