Armed Forces: Sexual Offences
Madeleine Moon (Bridgend, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has commissioned any monitoring of rape and sexual assault in the armed forces since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
Mark Francois (Rayleigh and Wickford, Conservative)
All of the service police forces conduct annual analyses of crimes and incidents. In addition, the Service Police Crime Bureau became the Violent and Sex Offenders Register (VISOR) focal point in 2006, and is responsible for monitoring the very small number of sex offenders who, post conviction, are subject to notification requirements and are currently serving overseas. Responsibility for monitoring such personnel when they are based in the UK rests with the civilian police.