HC Deb 24 March 2003 vol 402 c60W
Mr. Flight

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 10 March (2003),Official Report, column 19W, on computer misuse, how many staff in other agencies of HM Treasury have been (a) dismissed and (b) prosecuted as a result of misuse of its computer systems. [104208]

Ruth Kelly

One official in HM Customs and Excise was dismissed for computer misuse in 2001 and three were in 2002. There were three such dismissals from the Office for National Statistics in 2001 and one from the Treasury in 2000. HM Customs and Excise prosecuted one official for computer misuse in 1998 and another in 2002. There were no other dismissals or prosecutions of officials working for the Chancellor's departments and agencies in the period 1998 to 2002.