Minister broke law over papers

CABINET Office minister Oliver Letwin broke the law when he dumped sensitive official documents in a park bin, a watchdog has found.

Information commissioner Christopher Graham issued a stern warning to the Conservative MP yesterday that he faces formal enforcement action if he continues to carelessly throw away letters and papers.

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Mr Letwin has now signed a pledge to dispose of his files in a secure manner.

Mr Graham said: “Constituents entrust their member of parliament with all sorts of personal information and should never expect the details to end up in a park bin for anyone to see.”