§ Mr. Colvin
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures he is taking to ensure the security of(a) Her Majesty's Treasury's computers in-house and (b) lap-top personal computers when used by civil servants outside his Department's offices.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
It is not Government policy to disclose details of the protective security measures for safeguarding computers used for official purposes. To do so would be of assistance to potential attackers and would therefore reduce the effectiveness of the measures. These measures are kept under review.