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Passports

Volume 498: debated on Friday 28 March 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many new passports and how many renewals were issued in each of the years 1946 to 1951, inclusive; and the total number of staff employed in the passport offices in each of these years.

The total numbers of new passports issued and old passports renewed at the Passport Office in London and the branch Passport Offices at Liverpool and Glasgow during the years 1946 to 1951 inclusive, with the numbers of staff employed at the three offices are shown in the subjoined table. The winter staff figures represent the basic complements of the Passport Office. These were supplemented each year during the summer months by seasonal staff engaged on a temporary basis up to the totals shown.

YearNew PassportsRenewalsStaff Employed
SummerWinter
1946428,11758,025789452
1947558,32525,137612429
1948301,82010,292504429
1949521,8078,758498430
1950452,04120,474478404
1951469,778118,556489402