Sex Offenders

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 27th January 2005.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Shadow Spokesperson (Women), Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

(1) whether the person convicted of a sexual offence and added to the Sex Offenders Register in the Republic of Ireland, whose name has been communicated to him, has been added to the Northern Ireland Sex Offenders Register since his release from HMP Magilligan in November 2004;

(2) for what reasons there has been a delay in the addition of the person convicted of a sexual offence and added to the Sex Offenders Register in the Republic of Ireland, whose name has been communicated to him, to the Northern Ireland Sex Offenders Register since the coming into force of the relevant provisions of the Sexual Offences Act 2004.

Photo of John Spellar John Spellar The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

I understand that, on 30 November, the court, in the jurisdiction in which the person now resides, granted an order which made the person subject to the notification requirements of Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

While the person is not residing in Northern Ireland he is not required to notify his details to the PSNI.

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