Home Office written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines her Department provides for timescales for completing a disclosure and barring check.

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

The current Disclosure and Barring Service service standard is to issue 88% of all Disclosures within 40 working days. The latest published data for the year to date (covering April –November 2014) shows that 95.9% of disclosures were

issued within this timeframe.

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