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Departmental Mobile Phones

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) BlackBerry devices and (b) mobile telephones have been lost by (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in his Department in each year since 2005. (274458)

Reports of losses by civil servants and special advisers are not recorded separately.

Blackberries

2005

2006

2007

2008

Ministers

1

0

0

0

Civil Servants and Special Advisers

1

8

9

1

Mobiles

2005

2006

2007

Ministers

0

0

0

Civil Servants and Special Advisers

26

7

43

1 Less then 5. Where there have been less then five such cases it is the policy of the Home Office to suppress this information on grounds of confidentiality.

The figures for lost mobile telephones in 2008 are currently unavailable and we will inform the hon. Member when available.