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House of Commons Hansard
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23 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of British citizens who hold a valid (a) UK passport and (b) UK biometric passport. [317215]

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The latest estimate is that in September 2008 there were some 47 million valid United Kingdom passports covering some 77 per cent. of the population. The split between non-biometric and biometric passports (which were first issued in 2006) is not available.