HC Deb 19 March 2002 vol 382 c274W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 22 January 2002,Official Report, columns 834-5W, on stolen equipment, what criminal proceedings have been undertaken for cases of theft against his Department, stating in each case (a) whether the proceedings (i) led to a criminal conviction and (ii) were unsuccessful, (b) the cost incurred by his Department in pursuing a conviction and (c) the value of items recovered; and if he will make a statement. [41507]

Angela Eagle

[holding answer 18 February 2002]: For the year 1997–98, detailed records are not available of the action taken for equipment stolen.

For the three years 1998–99, 1999–2000 and 2000–01 in all cases but one the culprit was not identified. In the one single case the culprit was dismissed without prosecution and the amount of the loss was recovered (£100).