§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of computer(a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft his Department recorded in 2001–02; and on how many occasions computer systems have been illegally accessed by computer hackers (i) within and (ii) outside his Department. 
§ Ms Blears
There have been no reported incidents of illegal hacking or computer fraud on the information technology systems, either within or outside the Department, in the financial year 2001–02.
The Department had computer losses, including thefts, to the value of –70,500 in financial year 2001–02. The Department takes the protection of its IT systems and assets very seriously and its security policy and procedures are kept under constant review.