§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many cases of computer(a) hacking,(b) fraud and (c) theft her Department recorded in 2001–02; and on how many occasions computer systems have been illegally accessed by computer hackers (i) within and (ii) outside her Department. 
§ Ms Hewitt
The number of cases of computer hacking detected was zero in Financial Year 2001–02 and there were no recorded instances of DTI computer systems being accessed illegally from within or outside for the same period.
There were no recorded cases of computer fraud during Financial Year 2001–02.
The number of cases of computer theft detected was 31 in Financial Year 2001–02. Of these, 28 were perpetrated by insiders and the remainder by persons outside the Department. Some of these 31 instances involved departmental assets but others related to assets owned by PFI partners, contractor staff or individuals.