15 years for sex offenders review
Paedophiles and rapists who want to be removed from the sex offenders register will have to wait 15 years before they can apply for a review, the Home Office has said.
Thousands of sex offenders will be able to apply to have their names removed after the Supreme Court ruled it was a breach of offenders' human rights to be put on the register for life with no review.
Home Secretary Theresa May said the Government was "appalled" at the ruling and would "make the minimum possible changes to the law".
Under the proposals, sex offenders will only be able to ask to be removed from the register 15 years after being released from jail, the Home Office said.
The reviews would be led by police with information from the authorities involved in the multi-agency public protection arrangements (Mappa).
Crime and security minister James Brokenshire said: "Protecting the public is our number one priority and tough checks and a range of tools are already in place to manage known sex offenders.
"We recognise that we can build on this which is why we are seeking views on extending and strengthening the notification requirements which will further enhance our ability to manage offenders in local communities."
Mr Brokenshire also outlined plans that mean sex offenders would have to report to the authorities before travelling abroad.
They will also have to let the authorities know if they are living in a house with children and will have to provide a weekly update of where they can be found if they have no fixed address.
To ensure sex offenders can no longer avoid being on the register when they change their name by deed poll, they will have to notify police of passport, bank account and credit card details, and provide identification at each notification.