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Good afternoon, My husband has been offered a Project Management

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Good afternoon, My husband has been offered a Project Management position ( 3 months contract) on Ascension Island, and has to complete an MOD security clearance form and a work permit for the Ascension Island. Both forms are asking about criminal convictions.
My husband has a 'spent' drink drive conviction; does he declare it on either of these forms?
He needs to return the paperwork tomorrow along with signed official secrets act form, so your early response would be very much appreciated.
Many thank and kind regards
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.

Yes, a spent conviction is a conviction nevertheless.

Unless the form specifically asks to only declare unspent convictions, then it should be declared.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi, the security questionnaire states that spent convictions do not need to be declared under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; but we're not sure if this contract position would be exempt from that? Would this Act also apply to the Ascension Island work permit?