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Criminal Records Bureau

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many outstanding (a) standard and (b) enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosures there were in each of the last three months; and how many were over (i) three weeks and (ii) six weeks old in each month. [103938]

[holding answer 20 March 2003]: The information sought by the hon. Member is not available in the format requested. There are no IT procedures at present to differentiate between Standard and Enhanced Disclosures that are outstanding. The following is a breakdown for the last three months which shows the total number of outstanding Disclosures held by the Criminal Records Bureau, and details how many were over three weeks and six weeks old. These figures do not include the applications where applicants have been asked to provide further information.

Month endTotal outstanding3–6 weeksOver 6 weeks
December 2002152,37428,63471,567
January 2003131,2558,93353,754
February 2003121,33515,69633,651