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Departmental Lost Property

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many laptop computers belonging to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been lost or stolen in the last five years. (281066)

The Department for Communities and Local Government was created on 5 May 2006. The following table identifies the number of laptops belonging to the Department, its predecessor Department and its agencies that have been stolen in the last five years.

Number of laptops stolen

2004-05

2

2005-06

7

2006-07

7

2007-08

9

2008-09

1

The official data on each of the laptops were not encrypted, because none of the information was classified. However, each laptop was password protected.

This answer does not include the Government offices for the English regions who carry out functions on behalf of 10 Government Departments.