HC Deb 20 March 2002 vol 382 c341W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2002,Official Report, column 818–19W, on stolen equipment, whether the computer equipment stolen from her Department was (a) new and unused and (b) used; and what was the nature of the data stored on such items in each case. [42641]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

Of the computer equipment stolen from the Department for Education and Skills since 1997, all but two were used. The remaining two new and unused were laptops stolen from a storeroom and were awaiting issue. None of the data on the computers was of a sensitive or personal nature.