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Departmental Lost Property

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been made of the cost of the replacement of that property. (322071)

The property recorded as (a) lost or (b) stolen from Communities and Local Government in the last 12 months and the estimated cost of the replacement of that property is as follows:

Departmental property reported as stolen

Five BlackBerrys—valued at approximately £1,000 (£200 each)

Six laptop computers—valued at approximately £6,000 (£1,000 each)

One mobile phone—valued at approximately £200

One mobile phone charger—valued at approximately £10

None of the information contained on laptops, or BlackBerrys was classified. However, each laptop was password protected and the BlackBerrys were both encrypted and password protected.

Employee property reported as stolen

One bottle of aftershave—nil replacement cost for the Department.

Employee property reported as lost

One Apple iPhone—nil replacement cost for the Department