663. Protection of information about disregarded convictions and cautions.

Where a question is put to a person, other than in proceedings before a judicial authority1, seeking information2 with respect to the previous convictions3, cautions4, offences, conduct or circumstances of any person:


    (1)     the question is to be treated as not relating to any disregarded conviction or caution5, or any circumstances ancillary to it6; and


    (2)     the person questioned is not to be subjected to any liability or otherwise prejudiced in law by reason of any failure to acknowledge or disclose that conviction or caution or any circumstances ancillary to it in answering the question