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Departmental Property

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what property has been lost or stolen from his Department and its predecessor since 1997; and what the estimated cost of replacement was. (187478)

We have no recorded losses of assets against our asset register, which records individual assets capitalised at £10,000 and above. Our ‘Loss of Accountable Stores’ records identify the gross value of reported losses from 2002-03 as follows:

£

2002-03

12,723.94

2003-04

9,994.25

2004-05

2,242.58

2005-06

378.82

2006-07

641.74

2007-08 (to date)

850.00

Security incident records compiled since 2002-03 identify a total of 489 incidents involving theft or loss. The nature or scale of the loss is not available from the statistics although 190 of the incidents involved theft of IT equipment, though most IT assets are provided by PFI providers. There is no separate record of associated replacement or cost.