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UK Border Agency: Lost Property

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many laptops have been recorded lost, stolen or missing from the UK Border Agency and its predecessor organisations in each of the last three years; how many have subsequently been recovered; and how many of these incidents have happened following a breach of guidelines issued by his Department. (251926)

Figures on the number of laptops stolen, lost or missing from the UK Border Agency for the years when information is available, are provided in the following table:

Lost/stolen/missing

Recovered

2006

8

0

2007

8

0

2008

13

5

Total

29

5

To provide information on how many of these incidents took place following a breach of Home Office guidelines would require a review of each individual report, including validation with the individual and the business area involved. It is likely that this would take significant resource time to undertake and complete and could therefore be provided only at disproportionate cost.