UK minister dumps official papers in trash can

Oliver Letwin was spotted discarding letters, including some related to national security.

Updated: Oct 14, 2011, 15:41 PM IST

London: A British minister acknowledges he has dumped official documents in garbage cans at a London park.

Oliver Letwin, a Cabinet Office minister who works on government strategy, was spotted discarding letters, including some related to national security.

Britain`s Daily Mirror tabloid reported on Friday that Letwin had been seen dropping documents into trash cans in St James Park on five occasions, and that some of the documents related to al Qaeda and to inquiries on extraordinary rendition.

His office however said that none of the documents were government papers or contained sensitive material, but were mainly letters from lawmakers or the public.
Letwin`s office said the minister sometimes does some of his work in the park before heading into his office.

Bureau Report