HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 cc543-4W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will ask the Home Secretary to include Northern Ireland from the beginning in legislation to set up a national register of convicted paedophiles. [31126]

Sir John Wheeler

The Government are considering suggestions that convicted sex offenders should be required by law to notify the police of any changes of address. My right hon. and learned Friend the Home Secretary intends to publish a consultation document shortly which will canvas views on this and other measures

At that time I will wish to seek views on the applicability of the proposals to Northern Ireland.