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Identity and Passport Service

Volume 458: debated on Tuesday 13 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many United States citizens are employed by the Identity and Passport Service. (126177)

The place of birth of each Identity and Passport Service (IPS) employee is not held on a database which can be interrogated in order for the IPS to supply this information.

However, the IPS employment eligibility criteria states that posts are open to UK nationals, British protected persons, Commonwealth citizens, EEA nationals of other member states and certain EEA family members, who have no employment restriction or time limit on their permitted stay in the UK and who should also have been a resident for five years immediately preceding their application.