Departmental Mobile Phones

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered at on 2 June 2009.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) BlackBerry devices and (b) mobile telephones have been lost by (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in his Department in each year since 2005.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (Third Sector)

Our records do not differentiate between mobile devices supplied to Ministers, special advisers and civil servants. The following departmentally provided equipment is recorded as follows:

14 mobile phones have been reported lost since 2005 and three BlackBerry devices have been reported stolen since 2005.

The following figures show an annual basis.

Mobile phones BlackBerry devices
2005 4 (1)
2006 4 0
2007 3 0
2008 2 3
2009 1 0
Total 14 3
(1) Figures not available.

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