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Departmental Computer Data

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any of his Department's (a) computer data and (b) computer back-up data is stored outside the United Kingdom. (108332)

The Home Office does not store computer data or computer back-up data outside the United Kingdom.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any corrupt data have been detected on his Department's computer systems. (108468)

Since 2001 there have been isolated incidents of data corruption with Home Office ICT services.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department where his Department's computer (a) data and (b) back-up data is physically stored. (108704)

The Home Office’s computer data and back-up data is stored in secure buildings across the UK. These buildings comply with HM Government security standards for handling storing and processing information and the addresses of these buildings are not to be released into the public domain.