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Departmental Lost Property

Women and Equality written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many laptop computers belonging to the Government Equalities Office have been lost or stolen since its creation.

Photo of Michael Jabez Foster Michael Jabez Foster Parliamentary Secretary, Government Equalities Office

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) was established on 12 October 2007. Since then there have been three reported incidents of stolen laptop computers. They have occurred in the following years:

Calendar year Number of laptop computers reported as lost or stolen
2007 0
2008 2
2009 1

GEO laptops are encrypted and can only be used with security keys and passwords.

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