HC Deb 30 November 1994 vol 250 c711W
Mr. Byers

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

Mr. Baldry

FCO departments hold as many current files as is necessary for their operational needs. A proportion of these, consistent with security requirements, are top secret and secret. A breakdown of these could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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