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Should job applicants have to declare past convictions?

16 October 2013 Last updated at 13:12 BST

Ex-offenders should not to have to declare their criminal records when they apply for jobs, according to an employment charity.

Business in the Community has launched a campaign to see a change in the law- with some exceptions, including for those applying to work with children.

One ex-offender told the BBC he believes his job applications are not being considered because he has to declare his old conviction.

Edwina Hughes, from Business in the Community, said: "It's not a niche issue actually, it's affecting a lot of people."

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