Email sent – 05 November 2014 03:00

Dear Mr Bradshaw

I really don’t think that you are setting a very good example for a paperless office are you? You insist on sending out hard copy replies to your constituents, which quite frankly beggars belief from a former Environmental Minister

I was under the opinion that Government Offices were supposed to operate a paperless office. It’s fairly obvious that these guidelines have not filtered down to the ICO/FTT or UT Courts Yyet.

Drawbacks with hard copy records are:-

1.Environmental Impact.

2.Fire hazards ref paper records.

3.Large storage area required.

4. Expensive storage cabinets etc required

5. Time and expense searching hard copies

6. Expense of post and package and stationary

7.More expense option

Quite frankly Mr Bradshaw it beggars belief that a large number of Government and public authorities are still using the antiquated hard copy paperworks system.

What is the Shadow Government view on paperless offices please?

I would be most grateful if you would cease from sending me hard copy replies to my letters, as it disturbs my environmental conscience.

I am trying to operate a paperless office but my MP insists on sending hard copies of correspondence, ditto for the ICO/FTT and UT.

I can’t imagine how much the Devon County Council costs are for their hard copy paper documents system. Ditto for the ICO

Can you advise me when your office is expected to achieve a paperless office please?

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield