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star this property date less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many seasonal staff on zero hour contracts that were extended in October 2014 until March 2015 this week were given four weeks' notice on 12 November 2014 that their contract would be terminated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport East more like this
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Jessica Morden more like this
star this property uin 219932 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not employ staff on zero hour contracts.<br><br>Border Force uses a seasonal workforce of temporary workers to assist with coverage at peak times, such as summer and Christmas. On 12 November 2014 Home Office recruitment wrote to 191 workers giving four weeks' notice that their current contracts would be ended on 12 December 2014.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2015-01-09T16:30:00.887Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-09T16:30:00.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jessica Morden more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the National Crime Agency is making on preventing illegal wildlife trade over the internet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 216121 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The National Wildlife Crime Unit, housed in Hampshire Police leads the UK <br>efforts to tackle wildlife crime. Since 2010, and over the current spending <br>review period, the Government has committed an additional £544,000 of specific <br>funding for the Unit. <br><br>The National Crime Agency focuses on the relentless disruption of serious and <br>organised criminals and those that present the highest risk to the UK and its <br>communities. Where high risk organised criminals are engaged in illegal <br>wildlife trade the NCA will lead, support or coordinate an appropriate level of <br>response. That response could include the NCA’s niche capabilities such as the <br>National Cyber Crime Unit or its global network of liaison officers.<br><br>Border Force also actively contributes to the UK’s multi-agency approach to <br>tackling wildlife crime involving the international trade in endangered species <br>and their derivatives. At an operational level the Border Force CITES team work <br>with Government agencies including the National Wildlife Crime Unit and NCA to <br>target illegal wildlife traffickers. The team also deliver training for NCA <br>Officers, the police and many international law enforcement agencies. Through <br>partnership working a number of successful prosecutions have taken place <br>including for ivory and hard coral smuggling. Since 2010 the number of customs <br>seizures made by Border Force of animals, plants or their derivatives that are <br>prohibited or restricted under the Convention on International Trade in <br>Endangered Species (CITES) have increased from 386 to 501 in 2013/14.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T17:07:29.86Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T17:07:29.86Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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30816
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Vetting: Self-employed more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to enable individuals who are self-employed to apply for Disclosure and Barring Service certificates relating to themselves; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
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Mr Christopher Chope more like this
star this property uin 218112 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificates are designed to help employers make more informed recruitment decisions. <br>Self-employed people cannot apply directly to the DBS for a standard or enhanced criminal record certificate. This is because the legislation requires that the purpose of the check is to assess the individual’s suitability for a particular post or activity, and that a recruiting organisation must confirm the eligibility of a position for a criminal records check. A self-employed individual cannot assess their own suitability to work in a specific role.<br><br>Self-employed people may obtain basic criminal record checks, which provide details of unspent convictions or may seek standard or enhanced checks for eligible posts if they are working with employment agencies or other employers such as schools or local authorities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T14:40:43.193Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T14:40:43.193Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
445991
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star this property date less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Vetting: Nurses more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make support available to trainee nurses unable to complete their courses because of delays in the processing of their applications for Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 23010 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) aims to process all applications within the shortest time possible. The vast majority of applicants do receive their certificates in a timely manner and in December the average processing time for DBS applications was 15.3 days.</p><p>It is important that checks undertaken are thorough and sometimes the DBS needs to refer an application to one or more local police forces as part of the enhanced certificate checking process. Unfortunately, a small number of forces have been experiencing difficulties in completing their checks within expected timescales.</p><p>Where delays occur in the processing of DBS certificates, prospective employers of trainee nurses and other healthcare employees who will be working with adults only are able to use a service known as Adult First. Adult First is an online facility provided for healthcare workers by the DBS that can be used in cases where, exceptionally, and in accordance with the terms of Department of Health guidance, a person is permitted to start work with adults before a DBS Certificate has been obtained.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2016-01-27T16:04:41.323Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-27T16:04:41.323Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
434009
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star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Vetting: Costs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the cost of Disclosure and Barring Service checks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 18750 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is funded through fees charged for disclosure certificates and from subscriptions to the DBS disclosure update service. DBS operates on a full cost recovery basis. There has not been a fee increase in four years and volunteers receive free checks.</p><p>The table below sets out the average time taken to process all three types of checks.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Timeframe</p></td><td><p>Standard Disclosures</p></td><td><p>Enhanced Disclosures</p></td><td><p><br> Enhanced Disclosures with List Checks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>01st Nov 2010 to 31st Oct 2011</p></td><td><p>5.21</p></td><td><p>16.84</p></td><td><p>16.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>01st Nov 2011 to 31st Oct 2012</p></td><td><p>5.34</p></td><td><p>11.24</p></td><td><p>11.25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>01st Nov 2012 to 31st Oct 2013</p></td><td><p>4.57</p></td><td><p>10.60</p></td><td><p>10.63</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>01st Nov 2013 to 31st Oct 2014</p></td><td><p>6.37</p></td><td><p>14.12</p></td><td><p>14.17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>01st Nov 2014 to 31st Oct 2015</p></td><td><p>5.97</p></td><td><p>14.92</p></td><td><p>14.94</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The fluctuations in processing times over the years relate to a number of factors, including changes in demand and demand forecasting, changes to IT systems and the performance of police forces for enhanced disclosures.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 18748 more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T16:46:07.053Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T16:46:07.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Vetting: Clacton more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service from people in Clacton constituency have taken more than 60 days to process in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
star this property uin 31818 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
star this property answer text <p>In the vast majority of cases, disclosure certificates are issued in a timely manner. Performance data relating to February 2016 indicates that average processing time for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) applications was 15 days. It is important that checks undertaken are thorough and a proportion of the applications received by the DBS need to be referred to one or more police forces as part of the enhanced disclosure process.</p><p>The DBS is reliant on police forces completing their checks in a timely manner. A small number of forces have experienced difficulties in meeting the service level agreements in place between the DBS and each force. Whilst no assessment has been made of the impact of timeliness on unemployed customers, it is recognised that delays may create problems for some people. The DBS is working closely with those forces whose performance does not meet turnaround time targets. We will not compromise when it comes to the safety of children and vulnerable adults.</p><p>The number of applications to the DBS from people living in the Clacton constituency that have taken more than 60 days to process in the last 12 months is listed in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Month</p></td><td><p>Number of certificates issued by DBS to applicants in Clacton constituency</p></td><td><p>Applications that took longer than 60 days</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2015– February 2016</p></td><td><p>5,707</p><p> </p></td><td><p>322</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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31819 more like this
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less than 2016-03-24T17:22:59.273Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T17:22:59.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Vetting: Camberwell and Peckham more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service from people living in Camberwell and Peckham constituency have taken more than 60 days to process in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
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Ms Harriet Harman more like this
star this property uin 26179 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The number of applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service from people living in Camberwell and Peckham constituency that have taken more than 60 days to process in each of the last 12 months is listed in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Month</p></td><td><p>Total Applications Issued to Applicants from the Constituency of Camberwell and Peckham</p></td><td><p>Applications that took longer than 60 days</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-15</p></td><td><p>1,106</p></td><td><p>211</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-15</p></td><td><p>1,355</p></td><td><p>204</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-15</p></td><td><p>1,181</p></td><td><p>179</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-15</p></td><td><p>1,213</p></td><td><p>185</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-15</p></td><td><p>1,286</p></td><td><p>184</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-15</p></td><td><p>1,364</p></td><td><p>263</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-15</p></td><td><p>1,041</p></td><td><p>154</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-15</p></td><td><p>1,241</p></td><td><p>185</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-15</p></td><td><p>1,311</p></td><td><p>215</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-15</p></td><td><p>1,099</p></td><td><p>216</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-15</p></td><td><p>954</p></td><td><p>165</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-16</p></td><td><p>1,023</p></td><td><p>210</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>14,174</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,371</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2016-02-11T16:16:30.593Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-11T16:16:30.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands remove filter
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
143404
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star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Vetting more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received on the time taken to process Disclosure and Barring Service checks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 213907 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department has had a small number of queries from MPs regarding delays to their constituents enhanced disclosures in recent months.</p><p><br>The following table shows the number of standard certificates that have been delayed by more than two weeks in each month in 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td>Month</td><td>Total Despatched</td><td>&lt;14 Days</td><td>&gt; 14 Days</td></tr><tr><td>2014-01</td><td>19,389</td><td>18,887</td><td>502</td></tr><tr><td>2014-02</td><td>20,195</td><td>19,995</td><td>200</td></tr><tr><td>2014-03</td><td>19,740</td><td>19,512</td><td>228</td></tr><tr><td>2014-04</td><td>20,322</td><td>19,649</td><td>673</td></tr><tr><td>2014-05</td><td>21,187</td><td>20,692</td><td>495</td></tr><tr><td>2014-06</td><td>23,552</td><td>22,994</td><td>558</td></tr><tr><td>2014-07</td><td>23,275</td><td>21,795</td><td>1,480</td></tr><tr><td>2014-08</td><td>21,844</td><td>18,348</td><td>3,496</td></tr><tr><td>2014-09</td><td>25,064</td><td>22,426</td><td>2,638</td></tr><tr><td>2014-10</td><td>25,385</td><td>24,569</td><td>816</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The average length of time taken to process a standard DBS certificate in each month of 2014 is illustrated below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td>Month</td><td>Average Days Taken</td><td>Total Despatched</td></tr><tr><td>2014-01</td><td>3.22</td><td>19,389</td></tr><tr><td>2014-02</td><td>3.15</td><td>20,195</td></tr><tr><td>2014-03</td><td>5.57</td><td>19,740</td></tr><tr><td>2014-04</td><td>5.03</td><td>20,322</td></tr><tr><td>2014-05</td><td>5.22</td><td>21,187</td></tr><tr><td>2014-06</td><td>5.87</td><td>23,552</td></tr><tr><td>2014-07</td><td>6.60</td><td>23,275</td></tr><tr><td>2014-08</td><td>7.95</td><td>21,844</td></tr><tr><td>2014-09</td><td>7.56</td><td>25,064</td></tr><tr><td>2014-10</td><td>5.92</td><td>25,385</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>This is based upon the average time taken (between form received date and disclosure despatch date) </strong></p><p><strong>of standard disclosures despatched between 01/01/2014 and 31/10/2014.</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DBS does not hold specific information relating to the number of complaints received concerning delays in processing standard certificates.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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213908 more like this
213909 more like this
213910 more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T13:23:34.91Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T13:23:34.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Vetting more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have made a complaint of a delay in receiving their standard Disclosure and Barring Service check in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department has had a small number of queries from MPs regarding delays to their constituents enhanced disclosures in recent months.</p><p><br>The following table shows the number of standard certificates that have been delayed by more than two weeks in each month in 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td>Month</td><td>Total Despatched</td><td>&lt;14 Days</td><td>&gt; 14 Days</td></tr><tr><td>2014-01</td><td>19,389</td><td>18,887</td><td>502</td></tr><tr><td>2014-02</td><td>20,195</td><td>19,995</td><td>200</td></tr><tr><td>2014-03</td><td>19,740</td><td>19,512</td><td>228</td></tr><tr><td>2014-04</td><td>20,322</td><td>19,649</td><td>673</td></tr><tr><td>2014-05</td><td>21,187</td><td>20,692</td><td>495</td></tr><tr><td>2014-06</td><td>23,552</td><td>22,994</td><td>558</td></tr><tr><td>2014-07</td><td>23,275</td><td>21,795</td><td>1,480</td></tr><tr><td>2014-08</td><td>21,844</td><td>18,348</td><td>3,496</td></tr><tr><td>2014-09</td><td>25,064</td><td>22,426</td><td>2,638</td></tr><tr><td>2014-10</td><td>25,385</td><td>24,569</td><td>816</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The average length of time taken to process a standard DBS certificate in each month of 2014 is illustrated below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td>Month</td><td>Average Days Taken</td><td>Total Despatched</td></tr><tr><td>2014-01</td><td>3.22</td><td>19,389</td></tr><tr><td>2014-02</td><td>3.15</td><td>20,195</td></tr><tr><td>2014-03</td><td>5.57</td><td>19,740</td></tr><tr><td>2014-04</td><td>5.03</td><td>20,322</td></tr><tr><td>2014-05</td><td>5.22</td><td>21,187</td></tr><tr><td>2014-06</td><td>5.87</td><td>23,552</td></tr><tr><td>2014-07</td><td>6.60</td><td>23,275</td></tr><tr><td>2014-08</td><td>7.95</td><td>21,844</td></tr><tr><td>2014-09</td><td>7.56</td><td>25,064</td></tr><tr><td>2014-10</td><td>5.92</td><td>25,385</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>This is based upon the average time taken (between form received date and disclosure despatch date) </strong></p><p><strong>of standard disclosures despatched between 01/01/2014 and 31/10/2014.</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DBS does not hold specific information relating to the number of complaints received concerning delays in processing standard certificates.</p><p> </p>
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department last reviewed the time taken by the West Midlands Constabulary to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service application. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department receives monthly updates from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) on the time taken by police forces, including West Midlands police, to complete local police checks as part of the disclosure application process.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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