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Pensioner Benefits (Hendon)

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pensioners resident in Hendon have taken part in the discount passport scheme. (96932)

The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) does not ask passport holders to keep their address up to date on its database. IPS cannot therefore identify the number of current residents within the Hendon constituency (or any other constituency) that have taken advantage of the scheme to issue free passports to those applicants born on or before 2 September 1929.

At the end of September 2006, 376,668 people born on or before 2 September 1929 and resident in the UK have received free passports from the IPS under the concessionary passport scheme.