No 27 The Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014

On 14/4/14 this Order comes into operation and amongst other things it amends the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1979 (“the 1979 Order”) 


The 1979 Order disapplies specified provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (“the 1978 Order”) to allow questions to be asked about spent convictions in order to assess a person’s suitability for admission to certain occupations or to hold certain types of employment, licences or permits. It also allows spent convictions, or a failure to disclose them, to be grounds for excluding a person from these occupations or for making decisions in relation to those types of employments, licences and permits.

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