Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 226 (Feb)
Court: Administrative Court

Turner J

Representation Robert Jay QC (instructed by The Smith Partnership) for N.
  Philip Sales and Jeremy Johnson (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the governor.
Judgment Dates: 16 February 2001


Prison - Governor - Exercise of power to notify authorities of prisoners spent conviction relating to sexual offences involving a child - Whether exercise of power lawful - s 4(1).

The Case

of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 did not prohibit a prison governor from passing on information relating to a prisoner's spent conviction for sexual offences involving a child, to social services under IC 54-94 and Prison Service Instruction 41-1998.

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