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Valuation Office: Vetting

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether staff of the Valuation Office Agency who undertake inspections of domestic dwellings for council tax valuation purposes are required to have (a) basic and (b) enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks. (153804)

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the written answer that my right hon. Friend the former Paymaster General gave the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 6 February 2006, Official Report, columns 1036-37W.

Since April 2007, one in five of new staff has been subject to basic criminal record bureau checks in line with the HM Government baseline personnel security standards.