"...that reported sightings...should be answered by a standard letter and, on the advice of Corporate Memory and The National Archives, should be retained for 30 days and then destroyed, largely removing any future FOI liability and negating the need to release future files post 30 November 2009."
- MoD has no opinion on the existence or otherwise of extra terrestrials
- In more than fifty years, no UFO sighting reported to the [MoD] has indicated the existence of any military threat to the UK
- [MoD] have a responsibility to use defence resources only for activities which contribute to the defence and security of the UK
- No defence benefit arises from the receipt of UFO reports from the public and responding to [them] diverts MoD resources from tasks of relevance to defence.