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Passports: Interviews

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many personal passport interviews have been held in each passport interview office. (202249)

During the past 12 months there has been a gradual build-up in capacity of the interview office network to ensure operational safety and maintenance of high customer service standards during the roll-out. The following shows the number of interviews conducted during this period of roll-out of the new capability:

Interview office

Passport interviews completed

Aberdeen

455

Aberystwyth

167

Andover

390

Armagh

227

Belfast

1,789

Berwick on Tweed

97

Birmingham

6,901

Blackburn

1,489

Bournemouth

774

Brighton

0

Bristol

1,309

Bury St Edmunds

435

Carlisle

417

Chelmsford

1,752

Cheltenham

954

Coleraine

384

Crawley

1,157

Derby

1,867

Dover

537

Dumfries

172

Dundee

518

Edinburgh

1,138

Exeter

718

Glasgow

3,659

Inverness

237

Ipswich

821

Kendal

420

Kings Lynn

294

Kingston upon Hull

1,056

Leeds

4,010

Leicester

1,309

Lincoln

993

Liverpool

3,471

London

24,633

Luton

1,789

Maidstone

1,205

Manchester

5,829

Middlesbrough

1,603

Newcastle

3,398

Newport

3,343

Newport IOW

207

Northampton

1,062

Norwich

732

Oban

0

Omagh

181

Oxford

664

Peterborough

1,873

Plymouth

821

Portsmouth

1,638

Reading

1,778

Redruth

304

Ripon

159

Scarborough

256

Selkirk

83

Sheffield

3,229

Shrewsbury

647

Sleaford

221

South Molton

186

St Austell

236

Stirling

433

Stoke on Trent

1,455

Swansea

1,098

Swindon

517

Warwick

864

Wick

65

Wrexham

733

Yeovil

637

York

430