The Isle of Man has no plans to start a trial of the so-called Sarah's Law.
A scheme is currently being trialled in southern England which allows parents access to information on paedophiles living in their community.
In the House of Keys on Tuesday morning, Douglas North member Bill Henderson asked if the Island would be following suit.
Answering on behalf of Home Affairs Minister Adrian Earnshaw, Peel MHK Tim Crookall said the Island would watch what happens in the UK before making any decision regarding a trial scheme here.
Mr Henderson said the statement was 'very weak' and the Department seemed to have done nothing on the issue since he raised the matter with former Chief Minster Donald Gelling several years ago.
Malew and Santon MHK Graham Cregeen claimed any action by the Department needed to be on an 'informed basis'.