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Police Act 1997/Data Protection Act 1998

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he plans to bring into force (a) section 112 of the Police Act 1997 and (b) section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998; (291127)

(2) what recent representations he has received regarding the unavailability of a basic disclosure service from the Criminal Records Bureau.

[holding answer 14 September 2009]: Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 will not fully come into force until Section 112 of Part V of the Police Act 1997, which relates to Basic Disclosures, is commenced for England and Wales. In its 2009-10 Business Plan, the CRB have committed to research how it can implement a Basic Disclosure service.

There are no records held of any recent representations made to the Home Office regarding the unavailability of Basic Disclosures.