Home Office written question – answered on 4th February 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 information her Department holds on the average length of time each police force has taken to return Disclosure and Barring Service checks since 2010.

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

Holding answer received on 23 January 2015

The average number of days taken by each police force to return disclosure

checks is provided in the table below. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

works closely with any forces which miss their service level agreements. The

DBS was established in December 2012. Data prior to this date relates to the

Criminal Records Bureau.

Police force disclosure checks (Excel SpreadSheet, 32 KB)

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