HC Deb 30 November 1994 vol 250 c702W
Mr. Byers

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many(a) top secret and (b) secret files his Department holds.

Mr. Ian Taylor

No central record is kept by my Department of files marked "top secret" and "secret". Offices throughout the Department may possess in their registries any number of files bearing protective markings. The information requested is therefore not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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