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Departmental Security

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many breaches of security have been reported at the (a) National Weights and Measures Laboratory and (b) UK Intellectual Property Office in the last five years; and what procedures each agency follows when a breach of security involves the disclosure of personal data. (276953)

The National Measurement Office (previously the National Weights and Measures Laboratory) has had no breaches of security reported in the last five years.

If a breach of security involving disclosure of personal data were to occur, the National Measurement Office has procedures in place to deal with the consequences, developed with the Department, that reflect current Cabinet Office guidance and standards.