Information Asset Register

Our Information Asset Register lists information held by Defra, and is available for re-use under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. This includes both published and unpublished information produced or held by Defra.

Defra’s information is subject to Crown copyright, which is administered by the Office of Public Sector Information. Material listed in Defra’s IAR is Crown copyright unless stated otherwise. Information may be re-used (excluding logos) free of charge in any format or medium, for the purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, private study, criticism, review and news reporting. It must be re-used accurately and not in a misleading context. The material must also be acknowledged as Crown copyright. However, if you wish to re-use all or part of this information for commercial purposes, including publishing, you will need to apply for a licence by contacting

Defra's IAR will also be accessible via Inforoute, the new gateway to information held by all UK Government departments. Inforoute will provide direct access to the Government's Information Asset Register, which is an amalgamation of the IARs being created by each Government department, agency, quango and other bodies.

Our IAR has been grouped around the following broad subject categories:

About Defra

Animal health and welfare

Environmental protection



Food and drink


Plants and seeds

Rural issues


Sustainable development


Wildlife & countryside

Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Page last modified: 5 October 2009