To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice his Department gives to members of the public on posting passports to the Passport Agency. 
Passport applicants have the choice of using the guaranteed services available at the Passport Service's public counters, handing in their application to one of the Service's partners offering the Check and Send service, or using the addressed envelope supplied with application forms, which is large enough to contain passports. No advice on how to post passports is given.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many claims for lost passports the Passport Agency has received in each of the last five years. 
The UK Passport Service records information on passports reported missing after being posted by the Service. The information recorded for each of the last five years is shown in the table: