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Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has taken any further steps in exploring the possibility of the unilateral use of a joint passport by the wife of a holder.

No. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 30th April to my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford, South (Mr. Shaw) and add that the term "joint passport" as used in the Question is a misnomer. What we issue is a "family passport" in the name either of a husband or of a wife to enable the family to travel together on one passport thus saving the expense of obtaining separate passports.