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Departmental Theft

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years. (318987)

The following tables show items of official property reported as lost or stolen in 2008-09 and 2009-10 (to 24 February 2010 only).

Item

2008-09

2009-10

BlackBerrys

13

6

Cameras

6

1

CD/DVD writers

1

Docking stations

2

Hard Drives

5

Laptops

66

33

Mobile telephones

2

3

Projectors

8

3

Spider phone

6

Wacom Bamboo A5 Pen and tablet

1

Keyboard

2

Monitors

7

Tom Tom Device

2

Desktop PC

4

Binoculars

2

DEFRA takes the loss of equipment very seriously and advice and guidance is issued regularly about security in an effort to minimise losses.