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Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Government plan to introduce basic disclosures for Criminal Records Bureau checks; and what recent estimate she has made of the cost of introducing basic disclosures for such checks. (264090)

[holding answer 16 March 2009]: The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) will be making a commitment in its Corporate Plan 2009-10 to research how it can implement a Basic Disclosure Service. In doing so, the bureau has begun work on design requirements for the operational model and will be testing this further with its stakeholders and potential customers over the next 12 months. The associated costs and business benefits will be evaluated as part of this work.