Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|24 Jan 2019, 5:51 p.m.||Sexually Transmitted Infections: Crime||Neil Coyle|
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has any plans to ensure that people sentenced for deliberately transmitting sexual diseases to other people are placed on the sex offenders' register.
Answer (Victoria Atkins)
There is no specific offence of deliberately transmitting a sexual disease. This behaviour can be charged under Sections 18 and 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.
There are no current plans to make persons convicted of these offences subject to notification requirements (commonly referred to as being placed on the Sex Offenders Register).