§ Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2002,Official Report, column 698W, on stolen equipment, what criminal proceedings have been undertaken for cases of theft against her Department, stating in each case (a) whether the proceedings (i) led to a criminal conviction and (ii) were unsuccessful, (b) the cost incurred by her Department in pursuing a conviction and (c) the value of items recovered; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Clare Short
It is our practice to report thefts to the police. In the absence of any evidence as to who was responsible no criminal proceedings have been taken, nor have we recovered any of the items.