This blogger has been scanning recent Parliamentary Answers and found some interesting facts.
I decided to have a read of his link and discovered the following. You may well find some more which make you realise the poor level of administration we have within the civil service.
Departmental AssetsMr Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which former (a) buildings and (b) land owned by (i) his Department and (ii) (A) non-departmental public bodies and (B) agencies for which his Department is responsible have been sold since May 2005; what the sale price of each was at the time of sale; and to which body the funds from the sale accrued in each case. Norman Baker: The requested information has been placed in the Library of the House. Sales proceeds were retained by the Agency disposing of the land or building.The Information requested at (ii) (A) is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Alun Cairns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) average and (b) highest daily rate paid to consultants by his Department was in each of the last five years. Norman Baker: This information is not held centrally, and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Departmental Public Relations
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the monetary value was of (a) public opinion research and (b) public relations contracts awarded by his Department in each of the last five years in each (i) nation and (ii) region of the UK. 
Norman Baker: The information requested is not available centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Do you see a pattern developing with the Secretary of State for Transport? Mike Weir, Alun Cairns and Pete Wishart asked questions which would be of interest to the general public. I'd like to know how much government has made from the sale of properties, the average and daily rate paid to consultants by the Department of Transport and the cost of his department's PR.
Our government compiles databases regularly and none of us is sure where our own personal details are kept or by whom. That's a disproportionate cost.