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Vetting

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many checks undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau a dispute was (a) raised and (b) upheld in each year since 2002, broken down by reason for the dispute. (302193)

The following table details a breakdown of the number of checks undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) which were the subject of a dispute since the launch of the Disclosure service in 2002. Officials at the Bureau have advised me that they have recently performed a data cleansing exercise which has resulted in some changes to the previous figures disclosed. I have been assured that this exercise has now been completed.

2002-032003-042004-052005-062006-072007-082008-092009-10Total

Error type

Raised

Upheld

Raised

Upheld

Raised

Upheld

Raised

Upheld

Raised

Upheld

Raised

Upheld

Raised

Upheld

Raised

Upheld

Raised

Upheld

Department for education and skills and Department of children schools and families

0

0

3

3

5

5

4

3

10

8

23

15

20

12

15

11

80

57

Department of health

1

1

0

0

2

2

3

3

7

5

8

1

4

1

2

2

27

15

Identification error

0

0

2

2

0

0

3

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

6

Local police force

108

108

321

318

619

602

794

764

804

656

1,787

678

2,378

926

1,302

567

8,113

4619

Other (data cleansing)

569

121

1,189

151

1,280

26

1,456

38

1,467

11

89

1

13

0

11

0

6,074

348

Police national computer (PNC)

408

408

796

792

930

892

1,004

920

1,043

748

3,538

1,297

2,495

810

1,015

332

11,229

6,199

Police national computer identification

588

473

766

621

775

762

667

648

740

683

954

586

1,296

778

647

471

6,433

5,022

System error

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

2

Uncategorized

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

0

32

0

932

0

972

0

Total

1,674

1,111

3,077

1,887

3,613

2,291

3,931

2,379

4,072

2,112

6,408

2,578

6,238

2,527

3,924

1,383

32,937

16,268