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Criminal Records Bureau: Finance

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 9 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) the Criminal Records Bureau and (b) the Independent Safeguarding Authority for (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11. (305364)

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is a self-funding agency.

However, for the implementation of the Vetting and Barring scheme the budget allocation to the CRB is (i) 7.33 million for 2009-10 and (ii) 4.3 million for 2010-11.

The funding for set up of the Vetting and Barring Scheme, including the costs associated with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), are provided by the Department of Children Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Department of Health (DH).

The funding allocated to the ISA is (i) £15.5 million for 2009-10 and (ii) £13.1 million currently for 2010-11.