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.