HC Deb 03 December 1993 vol 233 c743W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many files marked "not for National Audit Office eyes" are held by his Department.

Mr. Forth

The Department has 39 files.out of a total of over 500,000.marked "not for NAO eyes".

This marking is used in accordance with the agreement between the Treasury and the National Audit Office under which documents relating to the handling of relations between Departments and the NAO and Public Accounts Committee are not automatically available to the NAO while they remain current.