Michael Tomlinson – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Michael Tomlinson on 2016-05-03.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2015 to Question 19060, what the scope, aims and budget of the Disclosure and Barring Service Transformation Programme is.

Karen Bradley

The Disclosure and Barring Service is undertaking an IT-led transformation programme (Release 1) to reform the way it delivers its services. More information on R1, including its aims and costs can be found in DBS’ most recently published Annual Report and Accounts, link here:


The DBS is reliant on police forces completing their checks in a timely manner and the average turnaround time for disclosure checks will continue to be dependent on the operational effectiveness of respective forces.