§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the criteria used for shredding documents in departmental shredders; and how many documents a day typically are shredded.
§ Mr. Baldry
There are no departmental criteria: shredding provides one way of disposing of certain categories of classified documents. Information as to the numbers of documents shredded in a typical day could be provided only at disproportionate cost.