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Criminal Records Bureau Disclosures For Care Home Staff

EDM number 1679 in 2002-03, proposed by Liam Fox on 15/09/2003.

That this House notes with concern the statement issued by the National Care Standards Commission on 21st August announcing that the interim guidance for care home operators issued in June was to be completely withdrawn from the end of September; is further concerned that care home operators will therefore not be able to employ new staff unless a Criminal Records Bureau clearance has been received; concludes that the enforcement of the new arrangements, which will commence on 1st October, will therefore lead to further care home closures and misery for residents of those homes and their families; endorses the importance of CRB disclosures as one element of the recruitment procedure set out in Schedule 2 to the Care Home Regulations 2001, but considers that the interim guidance issued by the NCSC in June is a far more appropriate and pragmatic approach to the security clearances for care home staff; considers it both sensible and practical that care home operators should allow staff to begin work, subject to robust employment procedures and supervision, while awaiting their CRB disclosure to be issued; condemns the Government's continuous and intrusive interference in the implementation of CRB checks for care home staff; and recognises the need for a properly thought-through approach to the conduct of criminal records checks for care home staff.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Liam Fox15/09/2003WoodspringConservativeProposed
Tim Loughton15/09/2003East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Simon Burns15/09/2003West ChelmsfordConservativeSigned
Mark Francois15/09/2003RayleighConservativeSigned
Chris Grayling15/09/2003Epsom & EwellConservativeSigned
John Baron15/09/2003BillericayConservativeSigned
Peter Bottomley16/09/2003Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton16/09/2003CongletonConservativeSigned
Marion Roe17/09/2003BroxbourneConservativeSigned
Martin Smyth17/09/2003Belfast SouthIndependent Ulster UnionistSigned
John Greenway17/09/2003RyedaleConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton17/09/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
David Wilshire18/09/2003SpelthorneConservativeSigned
Jenny Tonge18/09/2003Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Taylor18/09/2003Esher & WaltonConservativeSigned
Peter Duncan18/09/2003Galloway & Upper NithsdaleConservativeSigned
Malcolm Moss18/09/2003North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Bob Spink18/09/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
David Ruffley18/09/2003Bury St EdmundsConservativeSigned
Nigel Dodds18/09/2003Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Andrew Rosindell14/10/2003RomfordConservativeSigned
Angela Watkinson14/10/2003UpminsterConservativeSigned
Robert Key15/10/2003SalisburyConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis15/10/2003New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Philip Hammond22/10/2003Runnymede & WeybridgeConservativeSigned
Stephen O'Brien27/10/2003EddisburyConservativeSigned
Anne McIntosh03/11/2003Vale of YorkConservativeSigned
Bill Wiggin03/11/2003LeominsterConservativeSigned
Nigel Jones03/11/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Randall04/11/2003UxbridgeConservativeSigned
James Gray04/11/2003North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Jonathan Sayeed06/11/2003Mid BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Oliver Heald06/11/2003North East HertfordshireConservativeSigned
Theresa May10/11/2003MaidenheadConservativeSigned
Caroline Spelman17/11/2003MeridenConservativeSigned
Nigel Evans18/11/2003Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Cheryl Gillan18/11/2003Chesham & AmershamConservativeSigned
Matthew Green19/11/2003LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned

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