Question to the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero:
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what data their Department holds on the (a) number and (b) total cost of replacing (i) laptops, (ii) mobile phones, (iii) memory sticks and (iv) external hard drives that have been (A) lost and (B) stolen in the last year.
Between 7th February 2023, when the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) was formed, to 10th November 2023, records show the following devices were reported lost or stolen.
£19,250 (£875 unit)
(ii) Mobile Phone
£29,110 (£355 unit)
DESNZ has a policy for the controlled use of memory sticks and external hard drives. These are only permitted with a valid and approved business case and using authorised, hardware encrypted devices. Once approved, individual Directorates are responsible for controlling the memory sticks and external hard drives, therefore no figures on loss are held centrally.