Down to an inch
Having returned from holiday I find about 6 inches of paperwork. Most is standard circulars that go straight into the circular recycling machine. This brings me down to an inch of backlog that needs review.
It is useful to have internet access whilst on holiday. That means that urgent issues get resolved via email. However, going away for any more than a week would worry me as to the size of the backlog.
The feeling in parliament is that the government are getting deeper into a disorganised mess. Tony Blair's legacy seems all rather tarnished.