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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to page 30 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, for what reason the sensitive documents on housing were carried on a flight from Heathrow to Copenhagen. (294656)

The documents were carried by an official whilst on an authorised business trip in order to make productive use of the time spent travelling.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to page 76 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, whether the stolen unencrypted laptop was stolen from the premises of the Government Office for the North West. (294659)

There is a reference on page 29 of the Department for Communities and Local Government's Resource Accounts that identifies an unencrypted laptop was stolen from the premises of the Government Office for the North West.