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Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the average cost is of carrying out a Criminal Records Bureau check. (134166)

My Department pays fees to the Criminal Records Bureau which carries out the checks. These are currently £31 for a standard disclosure and £36 for an enhanced disclosure. The additional cost of processing checks within my Department is not kept centrally and is available only at disproportionate cost.