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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of the IT systems in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies are fully accredited to the Government's security standards. (245386)

Currently 83 per cent. of the IT systems in the FCO and its agencies are fully accredited to the Government's security standards. The remaining 17 per cent. is being accredited in parallel to deployment.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many members of staff have been (a) investigated, (b) suspended and (c) dismissed for losing (i) memory sticks, (ii) laptop computers, (iii) desktop computers and (iv) mobile telephones in each year since 1997. (247961)

Our records show that since 1997 no members of staff have been investigated, suspended or dismissed for loss of equipment.