Losing computer equipment is par for the course at the moment, but those good people at the Treasury, who some might call theives anyway, seem to have been good at it for some time now. Since 1997 they've had 53 laptops stolen or just go missing (along with other assorted electrical gadgetry).
However, almost 50% of the disappearances occured in 2002 with a record 22 laptop disappearing. What happened then I wonder? I note that there was a reshuffle that year and Helen Liddell was moved to the Scotland Office. Office refurb perhaps?