§ Ms Shipley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many individuals have been vetted under the Protection of Children Act 1999; 
(2) how many individuals from organisations which may vet but are not required to do so under the Protection of Children Act 1999 have been vetted. 
§ Jacqui Smith
Over 972,000 individual checks have been made against the Protection of Children Act List since this part of the Act came into force in October 2000. Information is not collected in a way that allows the Department to identify the number of checks that are made where there is no requirement to do so.