To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) laptop computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) items of office furniture and (d) works of art have been (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from his Department in each of the last three year; whether his Department has made an insurance claim on each such item; and what the estimated value of each such item was.
In respect of the numbers of (a) laptop computers and (b) mobile telephones lost by and stolen from the Department, I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave to the hon. Member Putney (Justine Greening) on
No (c) items of office furniture and (d) works of art have been lost by, or stolen from, the Department in the last three years.
In accordance with value for money guidance to all central government organisations, HM Treasury does not take out commercial insurance against these risks.
The estimated value of each laptop is £600 and of each mobile telephone is £50.