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Criminal Record Checks

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been cleared by a Criminal Records Bureau check and subsequently found to have committed an offence which should have been disclosed in that check in each of the last nine years. (111878)

The latest available information was set out in the Home Secretary’s statements to the House of Commons dated 10 January and 16 January, and in the Home Office press statement issued on 13 January.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criminal record checks are carried out on (a) mini-cab drivers and (b) school assistants from non-EU countries; and if he will make a statement. (115963)

[holding answer 17 January 2007]: Recent events have made clear the complexity of the issues faced across Government and beyond. This is not helped by the differences in systems, procedures and criteria for recording and using for public protection information about criminality in this country and outside the UK. The Home Secretary has therefore instigated a Government-wide review of the way in which such information is shared and used.