Departmental Theft

Foreign and Commonwealth 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department.

Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Europe)

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 Cabinet Office and available online at:

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

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