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Vetting

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (a) how many and (b) what percentage of record checks processed by the Criminal Records Bureau were completed (i) within (A) 10, (B) 14, (C) 25, (D) 60 and (ii) in over 60 days in each police force area in 2008-09. (269700)

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) operates to a set of published service standards (PSS) which are to issue 90 per cent. of standard disclosures within 10 days and 90 per cent. of enhanced disclosures within 28 days.

The targets mentioned above are not CRB targets for completion of a disclosure but part of an internal service level agreement (SLA) in place between the CRB and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). This SLA has been agreed by ACPO on behalf of the 43 local police forces in England and Wales and the time taken by each force to complete their part of the enhanced disclosure process is measured against these targets. By meeting these targets the police forces directly affect the CRB's ability to meet the PSS for enhanced disclosures.

The following table illustrates the number of checks completed by each police force in 10 days, 14 days, 25 days, 60 days and over 60 days during 2008-09.

Checks completed in 10 days or fewerChecks completed in 11-14 daysChecks completed in 15-25 daysChecks completed in 26-60 daysChecks completed in 61 or more daysTotal checks completed

Police force

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

Avon and Somerset

73,190

57.9

28,733

22.7

10,657

8.4

13,521

10.7

305

0.2

126,406

Bedfordshire

50,202

97.5

802

1.6

425

0.8

64

0.1

0

0.0

51,493

British Transport Police

4,645

15.0

9,745

31.5

14,007

45.3

2,517

8.1

33

0.1

30,947

Cambridgeshire

39,848

58.2

1,775

2.6

1,190

1.7

21,384

31.2

4,321

6.3

68,518

Cheshire

21,901

26.9

22,406

27.5

18,114

22.2

16,220

19.9

2,811

3.5

81,452

City of London

2,025

55.0

119

3 9

280

7.6

1,010

27.5

245

6.7

3,679

Cleveland

29,634

74.6

511

1.3

1,629

4.1

7,471

18.8

499

1.3

39,744

Cumbria

23,329

64.9

7,405

20.6

4,738

13.2

455

1.3

5

0.0

35,932

Derbyshire

10,712

13.7

6,335

8.1

47,965

61.3

10,376

13.3

2,862

3.7

78,250

Devon and Cornwall

118,346

86.3

13,644

10.0

3,293

2.4

1,432

1.0

377

0.3

137,092

Dorset

55,815

93.3

3,715

6.2

160

0.3

98

0.2

23

0.0

59,811

Durham

40,010

88.3

1,300

2.9

2,579

5.7

1,199

2.6

248

0.5

45,336

Dyfed-Powys

36,527

85.7

4,909

11.5

1,027

2.4

176

0.4

3

0.0

42,642

Essex

91,464

72.2

8,796

6.9

12,257

9.7

12,232

9.7

1,900

1.5

126,649

Gloucester

41,280

86.4

2,143

4.5

1,875

3.9

580

1.2

1,907

4.0

47,785

Greater Manchester

151,002

68.4

16,140

7.3

18,320

8.3

20,054

9.1

15,373

7.0

220,889

Guernsey

561

48.0

462

39.6

115

9.8

29

2.5

1

0.1

1,168

Gwent

26,399

67.6

3,559

9.1

4,046

10.4

4,575

11.7

456

1.2

39,035

Hampshire

112,088

72.3

1,767

1.1

5,078

3.3

32,565

21.0

3,552

2.3

155,050

Hertfordshire

79,706

87.4

5,754

6.3

4,199

4.6

1,406

1.5

136

0.1

91,201

Humberside

6,467

10.0

463

0.7

7,523

11.7

36,902

57.3

13,033

20.2

64,388

Isle of Man

101

6.4

14

0.9

285

18.0

1,143

72.0

44

2.8

1,587

Jersey

146

8.1

8

0.4

342

19.1

1,240

69.1

59

3.3

1,795

Kent

80,997

63.2

23,443

18.3

15,950

12.4

6,290

4.9

1,458

1.1

128,138

Lancashire

105,631

88.3

8,010

6.7

4,720

3.9

1,272

1.1

14

0.0

119,647

Leicestershire

45,668

56.4

6,099

7.5

9,834

12.1

5,289

6.5

14,148

17.5

81,038

Lincolnshire

46,184

56.2

3,078

3.7

5,024

6.1

27,172

33.0

790

1.0

82,248

Merseyside

93,307

77.5

5,237

4.4

14,961

12.4

6,587

5.5

245

0.2

120,337

Metropolitan

221,050

36.0

48,262

7.9

65,958

10.8

152,762

24.9

125,294

20.4

613,326

Norfolk

40,924

64.3

8,507

13.4

7,112

11.2

5,145

8.1

1,990

3.1

63,678

North Wales

46,169

75.3

2,889

4.7

5,035

8.2

6,001

9.8

1,247

2.0

61,341

North Yorkshire

27,015

36.5

14,130

19.1

24,189

32.6

8,774

11.8

3

0.0

74,111

Northamptonshire

45,392

80.2

5,308

9.4

5,256

9.3

586

1.0

23

0.0

56,565

Northumbria

72,802

70.3

7,281

7.0

13,236

12.8

6,318

6.1

3,871

3.7

103,508

Nottinghamshire

46,436

60.5

19,744

25.7

7,941

10.3

1,913

2.5

708

0.9

76,742

PSNI

13,421

98.0

43

0.3

117

0.9

109

0.8

3

0.0

13,693

South Wales

78,374

85.6

3,512

3.8

1,647

1.8

3,761

4.1

4,239

4.6

91,533

South Yorkshire

62,443

69.0

7,951

8.8

2,114

2.3

6,041

6.7

11,957

13.2

90,506

Staffordshire

23,575

29.0

18,535

22.8

13,972

17.2

7,704

9.5

17,616

21.6

81,402

Suffolk

16,247

31.9

3,949

7.8

13,404

26.3

13,476

26.5

3,821

7.5

50,897

Surrey

74,046

72.5

9,299

9.1

8,650

8.5

5,578

5.5

4,500

4.4

102,073

Sussex

65,760

51.8

29,087

22.9

27,519

21.7

4,549

3.6

8

0.0

126,923

Thames Valley

38,595

20.4

18,924

10.0

37,864

20.0

78,487

41.5

15,213

8.0

189,083

Warwickshire

36,006

89.7

1,523

3.8

1,456

3.6

1,115

2.8

22

0.1

40,122

West Mercia

87,990

84.8

7,034

6.8

6,680

6.4

1,834

1.8

195

0.2

103,733

West Midlands

85,224

38.2

35,247

15.8

64,367

28.9

14,248

6.4

23,752

10.7

222,838

West Yorkshire

81,315

49.6

16,057

9.8

29,465

18.0

36,932

22.5

147

0.1

163,916

Wiltshire

37,242

72.1

2,246

4.3

408

0.8

3,479

6.7

8,289

16.0

51,664

MOD and PGA

2,121

95.4

56

2.5

35

1.6

11

0.5

0

0.0

2,223

Royal Military Police

12,698

91.2

379

2.7

457

3.3

268

1.9

127

0.9

13,929

Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency

23

44.2

5

9.6

8

15.4

10

19.2

6

11.5

52

UK Central Authority

29

93.5

2

6.5

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

31

Central

892

47.2

300

15.9

333

17.6

351

18.6

14

0.7

1,890

Dumfries and Galloway

991

43.3

355

15.5

460

20.1

466

20.3

19

0.8

2,291

Fife

1,114

44.9

370

14.9

469

18.9

504

20.3

25

1.0

2,482

Grampian

1,902

44.1

595

13.8

880

20.4

893

20.7

42

1.0

4,312

Lothian and Borders

4,173

46.4

1,343

14.9

1,709

19.0

1,714

19.1

48

0.5

8,987

Northern

1,183

46.4

366

14.3

435

17.1

447

17.5

120

4.7

2,551

Scottish Criminal Records Office

739

43.7

256

15.1

303

17.9

349

20.6

45

2.7

1,692

Strathclyde

6,053

45.5

1,965

14.8

2,412

18.1

2,759

20.7

127

1.0

13,316

Tayside

1,495

42.6

493

14.0

639

18.2

745

21.2

138

3.9

3,510

2,620,624

452,385

555,123

600,588

288,457

4,517,177