HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 cc1260-1W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many security passes have been reported(a) lost and (b) stolen by staff in departmental agencies in the last 12 months. [147976]

Fiona Mactaggart

The total number of security passes reported lost or stolen by departmental agencies for the year ending 31 December 2003 was 227:215 lost and 12 stolen.

Passes issued by the agencies do not afford the holder access to central London Home Office buildings and Ministers.