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Vetting

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Criminal Records Bureau and (b) Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks were conducted in each year for which figures are available. (226612)

The number of Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks which have been dispatched since the CRB's inception are detailed in the following table and separated by the two types of checks that the CRB currently offer, standard or enhanced disclosures:

Disclosures dispatched

Financial year

Number of standard disclosures

Number of enhanced disclosures

2002-03

178,375

1,258,719

2003-04

285,130

1,999,558

2004-05

275,197

2,155,740

2005-06

313,368

2,456,897

2006-07

329,223

2,948,734

2007-08

294,592

3,028,659