Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Security

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 8 Rhagfyr 2023.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how many security passes for his Department have been reported as (a) missing and (b) stolen in the last 12 months.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The FCDO takes the protection of information extremely seriously. The FCDO has robust controls in place to manage risk to its assets including data and mobile devices.

The departmental security unit records and considers whether an investigation is appropriate for each reported loss from the Department. Any security pass reported as lost is immediately deactivated.

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