Children and Young Persons

Part of Church Representation and Ministers Measure – in the House of Commons at 2:59 pm on 18th June 2019.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham 2:59 pm, 18th June 2019

Allow me to throw the Minister the life raft of additional time. She might also like to comment on what used to be a real problem, particularly for teachers who were new to a school or newly qualified, which was the length of time it was taking for them to get their DBS clearance. Some teachers, in particular where we had shortages, were not able to take up their positions and that caused huge inconvenience. The situation has improved a great deal—it is less bureaucratic and the measure she is bringing in today will help—but can she provide an assurance to the House that the amount of time it takes to give clearance to essential public workers in particular is not still an ongoing problem?