HL Deb 04 October 2000 vol 616 c1650

3. After subsection (6) of that section there is inserted—

"(6A) A person giving a notification under subsection (1) above whose home is situated in England, Wales or Northern Ireland shall also, if requested to do so by the police officer or other person referred to in subsection (5)(a) above, allow the officer or person to take his fingerprints and his photograph, or either of them.

(6B) The power to take fingerprints in pursuance of subsection (6A) above is exercisable for the purpose of verifying the identity of the person giving the notification by checking the fingerprints against any other fingerprints to which the officer or person has access.

(6C) In relation to persons whose homes are situated in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, or any description of such persons, the Secretary of State may by regulations provide for subsection (5)(a) above to have effect as if for the reference to any police station in a person's local police area there were substituted a reference to a police station or police stations prescribed by the regulations.

The power to make regulations under this subsection is, exercisable by statutory instrument, which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament."