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Homosexuality: Convictions

Question for Home Office

UIN HL8867, tabled on 7 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about extending by regulation the disregards and pardons for now abolished offences under section 166 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017.

Answered on

20 October 2020

The Government remains fully committed to considering any further representations regarding the disregard scheme and upholding its intent and purpose.

Work is ongoing across government to explore the feasibility of extending the scheme under Section 166 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 and to identify what further offences might be added to the list of offences currently eligible for a disregard under Part 5 of the Protections of Freedoms Act 2012.

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