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Criminal Records Bureau: Standards

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people contested details held on record by the Criminal Records Bureau in each of the last five years. (225388)

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) do not hold criminal records but do release information held on police records and other data sources.

The total number of disclosures where the details released by the CRB were contested by the applicant in the last five years is detailed in the following table. These are referred to within the disclosure process as disputes and the CRB has procedures in place to allow an applicant to dispute the information provided.

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Total number of disputes

1,739

2,265

2,675

3,077

4,931

Total number of disclosures issued

2,284,688

2,430,937

2,770,265

3,277,957

3,323,251