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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 16th July 2009.

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Photo of John Battle John Battle Labour, Leeds West 11:30 am, 16th July 2009

As Members of Parliament, we probably all regularly visit schools in our constituencies, but is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that we will now personally need Criminal Records Bureau checks and certificates to do so? I have been informed that we cannot apply individually-our place of work needs to sponsor and reference us. I know that locally elected councillors, for example, are automatically put through and get certificates. Will she and the House authorities sort this matter out for us, preferably before September?

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