Criminal Records Bill receives its first reading in House of Lords
Lord Ramsbotham’s Private Members’ Bill on amending the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 has today had its First Reading in the House of Lords.
The Bill, which would shorten the rehabilitation periods that apply under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA), proposes a number of changes. One of the most significant elements is that sentences of over 4 years in prison would become spent 4 years after the end of the full sentence.
Second reading – the general debate on all aspects of the Bill – is yet to be scheduled.
Written by Christopher Stacey, Co-director of Unlock
- You can follow the progress of the Bill on the Parliament website.
- You can find out more information about our work to get further reform to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
- There is practical information on how the law currently operates on our information site.
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