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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many members of staff in his Department have been (a) investigated, (b) suspended and (c) dismissed for losing (i) memory sticks, (ii) laptop computers, (iii) desktop computers and (iv) mobile telephones belonging to his Department in each year since 1997. (248251)

All losses of the listed items are investigated, however, the Department for International Development (DFID) does not retain records of the number of staff investigated who were neither suspended nor dismissed. No DFID civil servants have been suspended or dismissed for losing such items in this period.