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Departmental ICT

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) mobile telephones, (b) personal digital assistants and (c) laptop computers issued to departmental staff were reported (i) lost, (ii) missing and (iii) stolen in each year since 2001. (184318)

The following table shows the numbers of (a) mobile telephones (b) personal digital assistants (PDAs), and (c) laptop computers which were issued to departmental staff and were reported as stolen, lost, or missing (presumed to be stolen) since 2001, together with the average number of staff in each year. The records do not differentiate between those items which were reported as lost, stolen or missing, respectively.

Total number of staff

Mobile phones

PDAs

Laptops

2001

186,806

1

0

23

2002

124,117

3

0

42

2003

131,409

30

0

42

2004

130,786

34

1

75

2005

126,988

31

0

46

2006

119,972

15

0

28

2007

114,500

14

19

15

1 Figure relates to the former Department of Social Security only.