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Vetting: Scotland

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Government employees in England and Wales were subject to basic disclosure checks undertaken by Disclosure Scotland in each year since 2002. (294162)

Since October 2008 all new Government employees are required to satisfy recruitment controls that include a check of unspent criminal record. It is the responsibility of each individual public sector organisation to ensure these checks take place. The total number of new HMG employees and basic disclosure checks carried out is not collated or held centrally.