§ Dr. Cable
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been(a) budgeted and (b) spent by her Department since April 2002 on (i) combating computer fraud, (ii) preventing theft of computers and (iii) safeguarding the security of information held on computer; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Ms Hewitt
It is not possible to separately identify the budgets and costs requested as they are spread across a number of areas including:
- The overall IT service cost from our outsourced IT services provider;
- Individual project development and system operating costs; Overall physical and building security costs;
- IT systems and network (including firewall) management costs; Overall Internal Audit effort;
- Staff recruitment and training costs.