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Departmental Lost Property

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 18 June 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many laptop computers belonging to the Government Equalities Office have been lost or stolen since its creation. (281058)

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) was established on 12 October 2007. Since then there have been three reported incidents of stolen laptop computers. They have occurred in the following years:

Calendar year

Number of laptop computers reported as lost or stolen

2007

0

2008

2

2009

1

GEO laptops are encrypted and can only be used with security keys and passwords.