It would be important to have a clear understanding of all the effects these changes would have. Of particular importance, work needs to be done on the types of offences, which could become spent, and an opportunity to consider whether any such offences might not be considered minor. Extending the threshold for custodial sentences to 2 years imprisonment could, for example, bring relatively serious offences within the scope of the Act. In addition, the possible implications of these changes on vetting and the impact of recent judgements also need to be examined. Following this work, consideration can then be given to the case for amendments to deal with any concerns that may arise.