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Departmental Lost Property

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value is of departmental equipment (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last five years, broken down by service. (245112)

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The value of assets lost or stolen is included, with a range of other types of losses, in the summary of losses and special payments published in the MOD’s annual report and accounts. Copies of the annual reports and accounts are available in the Library of the House and on line at:

(see note 29 in the departmental resource accounts for financial years 2003-04 and 2004-05 and note 31 for subsequent financial years). The summary identifies those individual cases with a value of £250,000 or more.