610. Civil and criminal proceedings.

The rehabilitation principle, and the concomitant exclusions of evidence and questioning as to spent convictions and cautions1, do not affect the determination of any issue, or prevent the admission or requirement of any evidence, relating to a person's previous convictions2 or cautions3 or to circumstances ancillary thereto4:


    (1)     in any criminal proceedings before a court in England, Wales or Scotland (including any appeal or reference in a criminal matter)5;


    (2)     in any service disciplinary proceedings6 or in any proceedings on appeal from any service disciplinary proceedings7;


    (3)     in any proceedings8 relating to the making and operation of notification and