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Home Office: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Conservative, South West Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department operates a ban the box employment policy in respect of ex-offender job applicants with unspent convictions; and how many employees of her Department have unspent convictions.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office operates a ban the box policy in line with Cabinet Office guidance and does not ask for information about convictions at the start of the application process. We do not hold central records on how many employees have unspent convictions.

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