Departmental Theft

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department.

Photo of Dan Norris Dan Norris Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Measures to deter, prevent and detect theft are an essential feature of the Department's protective security controls. These controls reflect the standards set out in the HMG Security Policy Framework (SPF) issued by the Cabinet Office and available at:

It would not be appropriate to provide details of specific controls as this could undermine their effectiveness.

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