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Home Office written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of (a) how many and (b) what proportion of Disclosure and Barring Service applications took longer than 60 days in each of the last five years.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The number and proportion of Disclosure applications that took longer than 60 days to process is provided in the table below. The Disclosure and Barring Service was established in December 2012. Data prior to this date relates to the Criminal Records Bureau.

Financial Year

Total Despatched

Number issued over 60 days

% issued over 60 days

2014-15 year to date

2,046,233

60,249

2.9%

2013-14

3,948,733

83,299

2.1%

2012-13

4,066,605

42,839

1.1%

2011-12

4,074,241

105,260

2.6%

2010-11

4,311,816

454,065

10.5%

2009-10

4,299,496

354,150

8.2%

Total

22,747,124

1,099,862

4.8%

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