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Passports

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passport applications and renewals were processed at each Identity and Passport Service location in each of the last 12 months. (289524)

The following table shows the number of renewal applications and the total of all applications processed by the IPS examination teams from each region from July 2008 to June 2009.

Region

Renewals

Total

2008

July

Belfast

25,394

35,119

Durham

131,574

190,270

Glasgow

17,637

26,750

Liverpool

72,771

107,078

London

16,118

23,560

Newport

59,631

84,752

Peterborough

74,245

107,339

August

Belfast

19,939

28,999

Durham

88,580

137,304

Glasgow

16,200

24,184

Liverpool

54,697

84,535

London

13,951

19,543

Newport

42,035

62,716

Peterborough

51,075

77,386

September

Belfast

16,264

23,469

Durham

69,866

100,291

Glasgow

7,624

12,486

Liverpool

38,594

60,949

London

9,433

15,439

Newport

34,255

47,892

Peterborough

48,176

70,463

October

Belfast

16,388

23,192

Durham

66,692

93,633

Glasgow

2,373

4,013

Liverpool

30,972

48,656

London

9,613

14,932

Newport

31,101

43,254

Peterborough

43,844

62,633

November

Belfast

14,286

20,121

Durham

57,422

81,274

Glasgow

1,453

2,552

Liverpool

27,853

41,681

London

7,017

11,418

Newport

28,968

38,994

Peterborough

34,125

47,178

December

Belfast

10,925

15,676

Durham

38,213

58,233

Glasgow

1,692

2,794

Liverpool

22,271

33,831

London

8,022

12,686

Newport

24,528

33,867

Peterborough

24,334

35,388

2009

January

Belfast

21,205

27,422

Durham

106,296

137,030

Glasgow

1,929

3,105

Liverpool

52,015

69,272

London

9,223

13,667

Newport

56,111

70,063

Peterborough

62,744

81,257

February

Belfast

25,731

33,897

Durham

111,613

149,532

Glasgow

1,770

2,803

Liverpool

60,538

82,230

London

8,659

12,975

Newport

56,972

73,092

Peterborough

67,587

89,605

March

Belfast

26,977

37,336

Durham

131,158

180,080

Glasgow

2,554

3,948

Liverpool

74,262

103,527

London

13,707

19,229

Newport

70,260

92,146

Peterborough

92,462

124,218

April

Belfast

25,952

35,819

Durham

121,299

166,226

Glasgow

2,421

3,878

Liverpool

51,673

76,778

London

13,933

19,240

Newport

62,138

81,982

Peterborough

76,486

107,759

May

Belfast

25,625

34,606

Durham

110,652

156,347

Glasgow

2,827

4,601

Liverpool

43,126

64,690

London

16,121

21,635

Newport

62,287

80,955

Peterborough

78,925

106,658

June

Belfast

27,577

37,791

Durham

146,172

203,884

Glasgow

7,760

9,897

Liverpool

68,474

92,178

London

19,400

26,554

Newport

76,079

99,652

Peterborough

97,481

131,720

Total

3,600,332

5,035,814

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time taken to process passport applications and renewals was at each Identity and Passport Service location in each of the last 12 months. (289525)

The following table show the average days taken to process all straight forward properly completed applications for each of the last 12 months and for each regional office.

20082009

Regional Office

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Overall average days

Belfast

4.9

2.9

1.7

1.7

2.2

2.0

1.8

2.2

3.1

3.0

4.8

8.0

3.5

Durham

5.5

3.8

1.4

2.0

1.9

1.6

1.3

1.6

2.1

2.7

4.8

6.7

3.4

Glasgow

5.6

3.1

1.9

1.8

3.2

2.7

1.7

1.8

2.3

1.4

2.4

2.8

3.7

Liverpool

6.5

3.5

1.9

2.0

1.9

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.9

3.2

4.5

6.2

3.4

London

1.1

1.0

0.0

1.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.3

2.2

3.1

2.0

2.4

Newport

5.2

3.1

1.1

1.2

1.2

1.1

1.1

1.2

1.4

2.0

3.9

6.4

2.8

Peterborough

5.9

3.5

2.1

2.3

2.0

1.9

1.5

2.1

2.4

2.9

4.7

7.2

3.6

Overall average

5.7

3.5

1.7

1.9

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.7

2.1

2.7

4.5

6.6

3.3

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what targets the Identity and Passport Service has set for processing of passport applications and renewals. (289526)

The Identity and Passport Service’s published target for the processing of passport application is: to deliver 99.5 per cent. of straightforward online, partner and postal adult renewal and first-time child applications within 10 working days.