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Essex Police Authority

Home Department written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many government procurement cards were issued to staff employed by Essex Police Authority in each year since 2007-08;

(2) how many government procurement cards issued to staff employed by Essex Police Authority were reported as stolen in each of the last six years; and how much was lost as a result of any theft in each case;

(3) what steps Essex Police Authority (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to prevent any abuse of government procurement cards issued to its employees;

(4) what steps Essex Police Authority (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to reduce the theft of government procurement cards issued to its employees in the next two years.

Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

The issue of government procurement cards (GPC) to employees of Essex Police Authority, the use of cards by those employees, and the measures taken or planned by the authority to reduce, prevent and detect any theft or abuse of such cards are matters for the authority to determine locally.

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