New Clause 53

Part of Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:45 pm ar 29 Tachwedd 2007.

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Rehabilitation of persons convicted of offences committed under the age of 18

‘After section 1 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 insert—

“1A Rehabilitation of persons convicted of offences committed under the age of 18

(1) Subject to subject (2) below, where an individual has been convicted of any offence or offences and where these were committed before the individual attained the age of 18, then on reaching the age of 18 that individual should automatically be treated as a rehabilitated person.

(2) A person shall not be treated as a rehabilitated person for the purposes of this Act under subsection (1) if the individuals offending behaviour before the age of 18 is deemed to be serious or persistent.

(3) The Secretary of State shall by regulations set out the criteria and procedures for any decisions under subsection (2).

(4) Regulations made under subsection (3) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of either House of Parliament.”.’.—[Mr. Heath.]