§ Mr. Walter
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the level of the charge to the Scout Association for use of the Criminal Records Bureau for the purpose of vetting volunteers; and what plans he has to review those charges. 
§ Mr. Boateng
I have not made an estimate of any additional costs which might accrue to the Scout movement as a result of checks which may be carried out with the Criminal Records Bureau. I understand that the Scout Association has estimated that additional costs of £750,000 per year will accrue to it, but I have no knowledge of the basis on which it has reached this estimate.