United Kingdom Security Vetting

Cabinet Office written question – answered at on 29 June 2020.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Labour, Cardiff West

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his most recent estimate is of the average time taken to process applications to United Kingdom Security Vetting.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Labour, Cardiff West

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to reduce the average time taken to process applications for security clearance to United Kingdom Security Vetting.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The average time to process a routine application across all vetting activity is 66 days gross as at 25 June 2020. This combines average times across CTC, SC and DV applications. Like many government services, vetting has been impacted by COVID-19. The Vetting Reform Programme is intended to improve performance.

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