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Passports: Belfast Office

Volume 686: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many passports have been issued by the Belfast passport office in each of the past five years.[HL8018]

The table below specifies the number of passports issued by the Identity and Passports Service (IPS) Belfast office during the past five full calendar years, and includes the number of passports issued for the current year up to 22 October 2006. These numbers include passports issued based on both applications received from customers by the Belfast office and applications received following internal work transfers.

Calendar Year

Passports issued by the IPS Belfast Office

2001

217,309

2002

241,045

2003

234,508

2004

299,231

2005

362,062

2006*

*311,940

* 2006 data include passports issued up to 22 October 2006