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Departmental Theft

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department. (322655)

The Department for Transport has in place access control measures in accordance with Cabinet Office guidance, issues staff awareness guidance on its Intranet and provides lockable pedestals and personal lockers. It operates a clear desk policy, ensuring that all personal or sensitive material is locked away at the end of each working day. Reminders on security awareness are disseminated to employees via security liaison officers within the Department teams and 24/7 security staff are employed at principal sites within the Department.