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Government Documents (Disposal)

Volume 537: debated on Wednesday 14 December 2011

4. Whether his Department has considered altering its guidance on the disposal of official Government documents. (86422)

According to Cabinet Office guidance, what would be the recourse if a civil servant in the Minister’s Department breached the Data Protection Act?

I can provide a detailed answer to the hon. Gentleman if he requires. If he is concerned about classified Government documents going amiss, I suggest he raises the matter with his right hon. Friend the shadow Health Secretary, who in 2009 had to apologise for leaving a briefcase full of classified Government documents on a train.