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Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th December 2012.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from his Department in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

During the financial year period 2010-11 and 2011-12, the number of items considered lost or stolen is listed as follows. It is not possible to differentiate between lost or stolen items. All IT items issued by the Department are encrypted and once reported as stolen or lost are disabled to ensure no data is compromised.

  Type Lost/stolen
(i) 2010-11    
(a) Computers BIS networked laptop 8
  BIS laptop 1
(b) Mobile phones BIS mobile phone 5
(c) BlackBerrys BIS BlackBerry 24
(d) Other IT Items BIS Remote Service (RSA) token 32
  BIS Remote Service (RITE) token 35
  BIS 3G Token/Card/Dongle 2
  BIS issued Braille note taker 2
  USB Memory Stick 2
     
(ii) 2011-12    
(a) Computers BIS networked laptop 7
(b) Mobile phones BIS mobile phone 4
(c) BlackBerrys BIS BlackBerry 35
(d) Other IT items BIS Remote Service (RSA) token 19
  BIS Remote Service (RITE) token 35
  BIS 3G Token/Card/Dongle 2

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