Parliamentary passes (2017)

Request

  1. How many security passes were issued in the years 2015 & 2016 to allow access to the parliamentary estate?
  2. How many were removed in total for the year for a position that breach the criteria to hold such a pass/Crime etc?

 

Response

  1. How many security passes were issued in the years 2015 & 2016 to allow access to the parliamentary estate?
    Please note these figures include new passes, replacements for lost/stolen/forgotten passes and renewals of passes.
    Security passes issued in the years 2015 and 2016:
    2015 - 15,322
    2016 - 15,564
  2. How many were removed in total for the year for a position that breach the criteria to hold such a pass/Crime etc?
    43 parliamentary passes were withheld or withdrawn between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015 due to security clearance not being granted or clearance being retracted.
    71 parliamentary passes were withheld or withdrawn between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016 due to security clearance not being granted or clearance being retracted.