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Criminal Records Bureau

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the cost of the Criminal Records Bureau referred to by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State during the adjournment debate of 23rd July 2002, Official Report,

Disclosures received and issued by month
Net receipts(e) Returned to organisation(b)(i) Standard disclosures issued(b)(ii) Enhanced disclosures issued(f) Total disclosures issued
March 20022,306459222042
April 200234,3015,4124092,3892,798
May 200282,8215,0442,07017,37619,446
June 200288,4421,7624,31530,58534,900

column 199WH, fall during the period of the cost recovery plan; and whether the estimate of the costs has changed. [112037]

£406 million (44 per cent) of the £930 million Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) costs fall during the period of the cost recovery plan.Until the contract negotiations with the principal business partner have been completed and a revised business plan produced it is not possible to state whether this estimate of costs has changed.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Criminal Record Bureau's revised forecasts of demand for (a) standard and (b) enhanced disclosures are for (i) 2003–04 and (ii) 2004–05. [112043]

Demand for Higher-level Disclosures in 2003–04 are forecast to be 2.6 million, 2.21 million Enhanced Disclosures and 390 thousand Standard Disclosures. Demand for Higher-level Disclosures in 2004–05 are forecast to be 3 million, 2.55 million Enhanced and 450 thousand Standards.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much it cost to implement the paper-based application route for the Criminal Records Bureau. [112045]

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) paid £2,106,667 to Capita in respect of a Contract Change Note to implement the paper-based application route. It is estimated that a further £7.1 million has been spent by the CRB in respect of its additional operating costs.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for each month since the Criminal Records Bureau started operations the (a) number of applications received, (b) the number of (i) standard and (ii) enhanced disclosures issued, (c) the number of applications outstanding, (d) the number of applications outstanding for more than (A) three weeks, (B) six weeks and (C) nine weeks, (e) the number of applications returned to registered bodies and (f) the number of total disclosures issued. [112046]

The following table details a breakdown of the total number of disclosures received and cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) in three weeks, six weeks and nine weeks since March 2002, up to the end of April 2003. Not all the information sought by the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam is available in the format requested. There are no IT procedures at present to differentiate between Standard and Enhanced Disclosures that are outstanding and figures representing the breakdown of those applications that were outstanding for longer than three, six and nine weeks are not available any earlier than November 2002.

Disclosures received and issued by month
Net receipts(e) Returned to organisation(b)(i) Standard disclosures issued(b)(ii) Enhanced disclosures issued(f) Total disclosures issued
July 2002134,20625,18712,82876,25889,086
August 2002129,04914,98114,11696,295110,411
September 2002185,15319,71516,613118,505135,118
October 2002208,78418,55622,620159,226181,846
November 2002171,89315,57023,257159,199182,456
December 2002138,45413,33022,347148,707171,054
January 2003144,53816,33018,251152,442170,693
February 2003161,28616,93820,816142,330163,146
March 2003174,83220,66721,814158,915180,729
April 2003151,67618,60219,700140,259159,959
Total1,807,741192,553199,1781,402,5061,601.684
(d)(A) 0–3 weeks(d)(B) 3–6 weeks(d)(C) Over 6 weeks(c) Total
November 200277,14747,152139,232263,531
December 200259,96039,009152,365251,334
January 200378,78213,796133,861226,439
February 200383,57425,40991,789200,772
March 200388,32620,12869,822178,276
April 200376,29920,80721,147118,253
In order to process a Disclosure application the CRB requires a correctly completed application form. Where forms are incomplete or incorrectly completed, they are returned to the applicant or to the Registered Body.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Criminal Records Bureau has commissioned a review of the code provided by Capita. [112098]

To date, the Criminal Records Bureau has not commissioned a review of the code provided by Capita and there are no current plans to do so in the future.