To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities
(2) when she expects to implement the provisions on erasing historic convictions for consensual homosexual sex in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012; and if she will make a statement.
The Home Office is leading work, in consultation with other Government Departments, Agencies and relevant stakeholders, to develop and implement an application process to enable individuals to apply to have any convictions, cautions, warnings or reprimands that meet the criteria as set out in Part 5 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, disregarded. The application process will be implemented later this year. Further details will be available on the Home Office website.