HC Deb 06 February 2002 vol 379 cc943-4W
Mr. Rosindell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 22 January 2002,Official Report, columns 776–77W, on stolen equipment, what the security classification was of the stolen computers and related hardware; from which Departments they came; whether breaches of security were deemed to have resulted in each case; whether equipment was lost outside the Department buildings; and if he will make a statement. [31486]

Mr. MacShane

The computers and hardware were stolen from South East Asian Department, South and South East Asia Research Group, Information Department, Human Rights Policy Department, Global Citizenship Unit, IT Support Services, Eastern Department, Finance Branch, Latin America and Caribbean Department, Middle East Department, Management Consultancy Services, IT Strategy Unit, Research Analysts, Personnel Command Training and Conference and Visits Group.

All the equipment concerned was "unclassified" and went missing from within the FCO buildings. No breaches of security resulted to any of the Departments.