HL Deb 12 July 2004 vol 663 c119WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress they are making on the review of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Order (Northern Ireland); and whether they are consulting about the special needs of persons convicted of scheduled offences.

Baroness Amos:

The representations we received in our consultation exercise on reform of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 included views on scheduled offending.

My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Northern Ireland (Mr Spellar) is currently considering the responses received and anticipates bringing forward legislative proposals in the autumn.