§ The Earl of Northesk
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they intend to specify Security Memory as a standard purchase in its procurement of computer hardware.
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
The Security Memory chip is one of a number of security systems currently on the market. It offers no particular advantage over other marking systems that aim to deter rather than prevent theft. Such systems are only of value when stolen property is recovered and rely on the accuracy of the registration and management of the serial numbered items. Security systems are selected according to the particular needs of a department or organisation. Government would not wish to promote specific proprietary branded products but might identify particular strengths or weaknesses in generic security techniques.