HC Deb 15 September 2004 vol 424 c1642W
Mr. Lansley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Criminal Record Bureau checks performed by one NHS organisation can be transferred for use by another. [188001]

Mr. Hutton

In principle, Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosures are transferable between national health service employers and, in order to reduce bureaucracy and cost, the CRB has produced guidance to help employers through the procedure. But it is for the new employer to decide whether to accept a disclosure issued previously, having regard to such factors as the age of the disclosure, the similarity of the positions applied for and the nature of the information disclosed on the previous occasion.