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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Section 108: Notification requirements: initial notification

626.This section sets out the information the offender needs to supply to the police when he or she first makes a notification and the timescales within which he or she is required to provide that information.

627.Subsection (1) requires the offender to notify the required information to the police within 3 days of the full or interim VOO coming into force. Subsection (4) provides that when determining the period of 3 days, any time in which the offender is remanded in or committed to custody or kept in service detention, serving a sentence of imprisonment or a term of service detention, detained in a hospital or outside the United Kingdom should be disregarded.

628.The details in subsection (2) include the offender’s home address. The term “home address” is defined insubsection (5). This provides that where an offender is homeless or has no fixed abode his “home address” means an address or location where he can be regularly found. This might, for example, be a shelter, a friend’s house, a caravan or a park bench. Under subsection (2)(h) and (3), further additions can be made to the list of required information as prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations (subject to the affirmative resolution procedure).

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