Eilidh Whiteford (Banff and Buchan, Scottish National Party)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what property has been lost or stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what the estimated cost was of replacement of such property.
Chloe Smith (Norwich North, Conservative)
The following items have been reported lost or stolen from the Department during the 12 months ending December 2011:
|Item||Number lost or stolen|
|Blackberry mobile devices||15|
|Laptop encryption tokens||22|
|USB memory stick||1|
The total cost of replacement is estimated at £13,105.
All the laptop computers involved in these thefts were encrypted devices which are not accessible without a security token and two different passwords. No tokens or passwords were left with these items, and so there was no data loss, and steps were taken, as soon as the theft of the electronic items were reported, to ensure that they provided no means of access to any of the Department's IT systems.