HC Deb 15 September 2004 vol 424 cc1568-9W
Mr. Damian Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the cost of fraud to (a) his Department and (b) the executive agencies affiliated to his Department in each of the last five years. [186406]

Charlotte Atkins

The answer covers the period since the Department was formed on 29 May 2002 and since that date the estimated cost of fraud (including theft) in my Department including the executive agencies are as follows:

Central department Agencies Total(£)
2002–03 757 73,560 74,317
2003–04 8,439 76,164 84,603

Assets have been valued at cost, net book value or replacement cost depending on the circumstances of the individual case. Recoveries from perpetrators or others, e.g. insurance claims, have been netted off. Some incidents are still under investigation and final values may change.