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Criminal Record Checks

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost to the Criminal Records Bureau is of processing a disclosure application. (76159)

The average unit processing cost for a disclosure for the financial year 2005-06 was £26.10. This figure includes payments to Police, the CRB’s Public Private Partner, Capita, and the Agency’s own costs. It does not include the Bureau’s development costs. 20 per cent. of applications processed in 2005-06 were for volunteers and did not attract a fee. While the 2005-06 Standard and Enhanced Disclosure fees were respectively £29 and £34, the non-paying status of volunteers meant that the average unit income for a disclosure during the financial year 2005-06 was £26.15.