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Departmental Theft

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department. (322641)

DCSF, like all Departments, aims to have effective security measures in place to guard against theft and other threats. Measures to deter, prevent and detect theft are an essential feature of the Department’s protective security controls. These controls reflect the standards set out in the HMG Security Policy Framework (SPF) issued by Cabinet Office and available online at:

It would not be appropriate to provide details of specific controls as this could undermine their effectiveness.