HC Deb 22 July 2004 vol 424 cc578-9W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of computer misuse there were in his Department in(a) 1997 and (b) 2003, broken down by category of misuse; and how many of those cases resulted in disciplinary action. [163249]

Fiona Mactaggart

The figures, so far as information is available in the form requested, are as follows:

Cases of computer misuse
Area 1997 2003
Core Home Office, including IND
Sending inappropriate email 1 18
Accessing inappropriate sites 1 4
Prison Service Agency
Sending inappropriate email 1 2
Accessing inappropriate sites 1 1
UK Passport Agency
Sending inappropriate emails 1 15
Accessing inappropriate sites 1 1
Forensic Science Service
Sending inappropriate emails 1 1
Accessing inappropriate sites 1 1
1 Indicates that no comprehensive figures available.