§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment. Food and Rural Affairs what the cost has been of criminal damage to her Department's buildings in each of the last four years. 
§ Mr. Morley
The cost of criminal damage to buildings used by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (and before 8 June 2001, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) over each of the past four years is as follows:
£ 1998–1999 2,500 1999–2000 11,250 2000–2001 1,800 2001–2002 4,200
The figures above ignore damage or mess which was repaired or cleaned by facility management contractors at no extra cost to the Department.