To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) desktop, (b) laptop and (c) tablet computers were lost by his Department in 2014-15.
Mr Philip Dunne
Between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reported that 27 laptops were lost. No desktop or tablet computers were reported as lost during this period.
The MOD treats all losses of assets seriously. All reported losses are subjected to an initial security risk assessment, with further action taken on a proportionate basis.
It is MOD policy that its laptops are encrypted to minimise the impact if a loss were to occur.