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Councillors: Vetting

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance (a) her Department and (b) the Standards Board has issued to local authorities on the undertaking of Criminal Records Bureau checks in respect of councillors who (a) have and (b) do not have responsibility for functions relating to children or vulnerable adults. (268923)

While neither my Department, nor the Standards Board for England, has issued such guidance to local authorities about criminal record checks, guidance is available from the Criminal Records Bureau.