Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Security

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many security passes giving access to her Department's premises are currently valid.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many security passes giving access to her Department's premises have been issued in each year since 2010.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people holding security passes for other Government Departments are granted access to her Department's premises with that pass, by Department.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Civil Servants have to ability to work flexibly across government sites where there is a business need to do so. The issuing of all passes is controlled by the local Departmental Security teams who follow strict procedures and protocols. Information on the number of people holding security passes for other government departments who are granted access to Defra premises is not centrally recorded.

Defra has issued 7501 passes since 2011. Data for 2010 is no longer held.

Defra is currently unable to provide data on the number of Defra passes that are active.

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