Chair of Justice Committee responds to Supreme Court judgment on disclosure of criminal records
30 January 2019
The Justice Committee Chair comments on the Supreme Court judgment on the disclosure of criminal records
Chair of the Justice Committee, Bob Neill MP, says:
“Today's Supreme Court judgment is very welcome. The Justice Committee's inquiry [Disclosure of youth criminal records, First Report of Session 2017–19] found that the current disclosure regime is inconsistent with the aims of the youth justice system, with mistakes made as a teenager able to follow someone around for decades, creating a barrier to rehabilitation, and preventing large numbers of people from gaining access to employment, education, and housing.
Our report recommended a range of reforms. Following today's judgment, we look forward to hearing about the Government's proposals for ensuring all aspects of the regime are proportionate.”