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Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Act 2018

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5Application to have conviction for historical sexual offence disregarded

(1)A person who has been convicted of a historical sexual offence may apply to the Scottish Ministers for the conviction to be disregarded.

(2)An application made under subsection (1) must be in writing and must include—

(a)the applicant’s name, address and date of birth,

(b)in so far as known to the applicant, the applicant’s name and address at the time of the conviction,

(c)in so far as known to the applicant, the time when and place where the conviction took place and the relevant case number,

(d)in so far as known to the applicant, the nature and circumstances of the offence and the sentence imposed,

(e)any other information which the Scottish Ministers may require.

(3)An application made under subsection (1) may also include any other information which the applicant wishes the Scottish Ministers to consider when determining the application.

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