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Home Department written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks took longer than (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 30, (d) 40, (e) 50, (f) 60, (g) 70, (h) 80, (i) 90, (j) 100, (k) 150, (l) 200 and (m) 300 working days to complete in each year since 2003;

Photo of Shahid Malik Shahid Malik Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) does not hold the information in the format requested.

The CRB operates to a set of published service standards (PSS) which include to issue 90 per cent. of standard disclosures within 10 days and 90 per cent. of enhanced disclosures within 28 days.

The figures showing how many and what percentage of enhanced disclosures were completed in 28 days or fewer and in more than 28 days in each financial year since 2004 are shown in the following table:

Enhanced disclosures issued in 28 days or fewer Enhanced disclosures issued in more than 28 days
Number Percentage Number Percentage Total
2004-05 1,938,010 89.9 217,730 10.1 2,155,740
2005-06 2,073,621 84.4 383,276 15.6 2,456,897
2006-07 2,494,629 84.6 454,105 15.4 2,948,743
2007-08 2,828,768 93.4 199,892 6.6 3,028,660
2008-09 2,528,724 88.2 338,310 11.8 2,867,034

Information from before 2004 was not recorded in this format and therefore is. unavailable.

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