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Clear old criminal records

Submitted on Monday 15th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Clear old criminal records

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Clear old petty crimes from 20 years ago and more.
Why should a criminal petty offence eg such as shop lifting as a child still be on a criminal record years later.Scrap these records and give people a second chance surely after 20+ years of not re-offending these records should not be available to potential employers as they say they are not held agaist a potential employee but they are.

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