Departments: Disciplinary Proceedings
Duchy of Lancaster
David Simpson (Upper Bann, DUP)
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people in his Office have been (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for (i) inappropriate use of the internet while at work and (ii) using work telephones to access premium rate telephone numbers in the last 12 months.
Gillian Merron (Parliamentary Secretary (the East Midlands), Cabinet Office; Lincoln, Labour)
Internet and telephone misuse within the Cabinet Office is minimal. For cases which relate to five or less individuals, it is not standard Government practice to publish these records. This is in order to protect the confidentiality of individuals.