Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

On 1 March 2017 the Inquiry published a direction by the Chairman, together with a note by Counsel to the Inquiry. Counsel’s note discusses the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the effects it may have on the Inquiry’s work, in particular in relation to evidence of ‘spent’ convictions. The Chairman has directed that the core participants shall submit position statements which address the legal questions posed in the note by 4pm on Wednesday 29 March 2017. An overview note has been produced to assist understanding.