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Departmental Property

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what property has been lost or stolen from her Department since 1997; and what the cost of replacement was. (187462)

Property recorded as lost by or stolen from the Department is shown in the following table.

Item

Value (£)

2001-02

Lost

Cash and equipment

802

Stolen

Laptops

9,453

4 Mobile phones

n/k

Overhead projector

1,893

Computer equipment

n/k

Computer equipment

6,124

Fraudulent use of government procurement card

200

Polaroid camera

800

2002-03

Lost

0

Stolen

Computer equipment

17,874

Two projectors

2,065

Laptop

1,500

Motor Vehicle

10,300

2003-04

Lost

0

Stolen

9 mobile finger printing units

13,455

2004-05

Lost

0

Stolen

Computer equipment

10,000

2005-06

Lost

0

Stolen

Laptop

1,000

2006-07

Lost

0

Stolen

8 assets

3,550

2007-08

Lost

0

Stolen

10 assets

8,905

n/k = Not known

Information prior to 2001-02 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Following new Treasury reporting procedures, introduced in 2006-07, the details of stolen assets are not specified.

The Department has guidelines which should be followed in the event of a theft or loss. All reported thefts or losses are investigated and appropriate action is taken in the light of these investigations.