§ Tim Loughton
Criminal Records Bureau checks have revealed convictions are employed in social services departments. 
§ Ms Blears
[holding answer 14 September 2004]: Information is not available to indicate how many people who have received a Disclosure which have revealed convictions are employed within Social Services.
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) does not make judgements on an applicant's suitability for a position and does not therefore record such information. The Bureau's role within the recruitment process is to provide an employer, through a Registered Body, with the necessary information that enables an informed and responsible recruitment decision to be made.