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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 guidance is provided to police forces on timescales for responses to referrals from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the Disclosure and Barring Service and each local police force set out the following service standards:

• 85% of police checks must be completed in 14 days;

• 90% of police checks must be completed in 18 days;

• 95% of police checks must be completed in 25 days; and

• 100% of police checks must be completed in 60 days.

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