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Departmental Lost Property

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many laptop computers belonging to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been lost or stolen in the last five years. (281086)

The number of laptop computers belonging to the Treasury and its agencies that have been lost or stolen in the last five years is as follows:

Dept/Agency

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

HM Treasury

4

3

2

5

0

0

OGC1

0

0

1

DMO

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 Data for OGC prior to 2007 is no longer available

The encryption of laptops used by the Treasury and its agencies since 2008 has significantly reduced the risk of data/information loss.