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Defence Equipment

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) military equipment and (b) sensitive personal data were lost by his Department in the last 12 months. (317330)

The value of equipment lost or stolen, along with a range of other types of losses, is published in the summary of losses and special payments in the MOD's Annual Report and Accounts. Copies are available in the Library of the House and online at the following link:

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/CorporatePublications/AnnualReports/

An explanation is provided for all losses which exceed £250,000. Loss information for equipments below £250,000 is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

There has been one incident involving the loss of sensitive personal data in the past 12 months.