Departmental ICT

Defence written question – answered on 26th January 2009.

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Photo of Patrick Mercer Patrick Mercer Conservative, Newark

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 24 November 2008 to the hon. Member for Chesterfield, Hansard, columns 897-8W, on departmental ICT,

(1) how many of the principal operators of the (a) 65 memory sticks lost or stolen from his Department in 2008 and (b) 11 memory sticks recovered by his Department in 2008, had security clearance to enable then to access (i) confidential, (ii) secret and (iii) top secret information;

(2) how many of the principal operators of the (a) 120 laptops lost or stolen from his Department in 2008 and (b) 26 laptop computers recovered by his Department in 2008, had security clearance to enable then to access (i) confidential, (ii) secret and (iii) top secret information;

(3) how many of the principal operators of the (a) 12 desktop computers lost or stolen from his Department in 2008 and (b) the desktop computer recovered by his Department in 2008, had security clearance to enable then to access (i) confidential, (ii) secret and (iii) top secret information;

(4) how many of the principal operators of the (a) 74 hard drives lost or stolen from his Department in 2008 and (b) five hard drives recovered by his Department in 2008, had security clearance to enable then to access (i) confidential, (ii) secret and (iii) top secret information.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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