—(1) Subject to subsection (2), if the record of a person’s conviction in the register is spent or is treated as spent under this Part ––
the person shall be deemed to have no record of that conviction, and it shall be lawful for him to answer a question asked of him on or after the appointed day about his criminal record or to disclose information about his criminal record in the manner as if he had no record of that conviction;
the Registrar shall, without delay, make an entry in the register to show that the record of that conviction is spent; and
any reference in any agreement or other document made on or after the appointed day to the person’s criminal record shall be taken not to refer to the conviction the record of which is so spent, but to refer only to any of the person’s convictions the records of which are not so spent.
(2) Subsection (1)(a) and (c) shall not apply in relation to ––
any investigation into an offence by a person authorised under any written law to carry out such investigation;
any prosecution against the person for any offence;
any proceedings before a court, including the giving of evidence, or any decision by a court, including any decision as to sentence; and
any application by a person for an appointment to or employment in any office, or for admission to any profession or vocation, from which the person may be disqualified under any written law by reason of his conviction.