HC Deb 30 November 1994 vol 250 c701W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) top secret and (b) secret files his Department holds.

Mr. Howard

As at 31 December 1993, the Home Office held 707 top secret and 86,049 secret files, representing 0.015 per cent. and 1.8 per cent. respectively of the approximate total—4.8 million—of the Department's files at that time.