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Passports

Volume 688: debated on Monday 22 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many applications the British embassy in Dublin has received for British passports in each of the past few years; and how many were successful. [HL1340]

The number of passports issued, withdrawn, refused and lapsed at our embassy in Dublin in each of the past three financial years is as follows.

Financial year

Total number of passports issued

Number withdrawn

Number refused

Number lapsed

Total applications received

2003-04

10,024

16

26

0

10,042

2004-05

10,893

0

0

72

10,972

2005-06

10,817

10

0

15

10,825

Withdrawn applications are those that were withdrawn by the applicant subsequent to initially making the application.

Refused applications are those made by ineligible applicants.

Lapsed applications are those that are awaiting further documentary evidence of nationality or identity or awaiting unpaid fees.