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Departmental Lost Property

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many laptop computers belonging to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been lost or stolen in the last five years. (281056)

The Home Office can provide information on lost and stolen laptops only from 2005 onwards. In 2005, 14 laptops were lost/stolen but it has not been possible to provide a breakdown of this figure by Department/agency. The remaining information requested is set out in the following table:

Lost/stolen laptops

Home Office core

UKBA

IPS

CRB

2006

5

8

1

0

2007

6

8

1

0

2008

8

13

8

0