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Members: Proof of Identity

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many hon. Members' staff passes were valid on the dates of 1 July (a) 1987, (b) 1997 and (c) 2007. (152165)

The earliest information on Members’ staff passes is from 1998 and then each year from 2002 to 2007. The numbers show a 16 per cent. increase since 1998 and a 10 per cent. increase since 2002.

Number

1998

1,344

2002

1,421

2003

1,459

2004

1,427

2005

1,400

2006

1,565

2007

1,558

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many House of Commons Press Gallery passes were valid on the dates of 1 July (a) 1987, (b) 1997 and (c) 2007. (152166)

The number of media passes now is broadly the same as in 2002 (the earliest year we have information available), although there was a drop in years 2004-06.

Number

2002

445

2003

459

2004

431

2005

408

2006

420

2007

442