§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what information the Government makes available to (a) local authorities, (b) registered social landlords and (c) private landlords to enable them to make appropriate decisions about housing allocations to those convicted of paedophile offences. 
§ Beverley Hughes
I have been asked to reply.
The Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 introduced a statutory duty on the police and the probation service to make joint arrangements for the assessment and management of risks posed by sexual and violent offenders, including paedophiles, and by other offenders who may cause serious harm to the public. Each police/probation area is required to prepare a report on its discharge of those responsibilities. The first reports will cover the period to 31 March 2002 and will be published next summer. Local authorities and housing associations may be involved in risk management panels and will have access to shared information under protocols established in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.