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Vetting

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Criminal Record Bureau checks were carried out in each year from 2000 to 2006. (157435)

[holding answer 15 October 2007]: The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has issued 12.2 million Disclosures since its launch in March 2002 to 31 March 2007. The following table illustrates the breakdown, in each financial year:

Financial year

Number of Disclosures issued

2002-03

1,441,704

2003-04

2,287,109

2004-05

2,434,290

2005-06

2,772,929

2006-07

3,283,356

Total

12,219,388