HC Deb 19 March 2002 vol 382 cc246-7W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her answer of 24 January 2002,Official Report, column 1071 W, 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. [41510]

Ms Hewitt

[holding answer 18 March 2002]: There are no cases of theft where criminal proceedings were undertaken by the Department. Where appropriate the police would have been informed of the theft but the Department has no record of the outcome of police investigations.