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Volume 692: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many replacement United Kingdom passports have been issued in the last 12 months to persons who have previously been issued with a replacement passport on (a) one occasion, and (b) more than one occasion. [HL3828]

In the 12 months to 30 April 2007, the Identity and Passport Service issued a total of 302,361 replacement UK passports. It is not possible to break this figure down to show the number of occasions that passports were issued to replace previous replacement passports.

The total figure for replacement passports issued includes those issued to replace passports reported lost or stolen, passports replaced as a result of change of name or photograph and those where the holder has submitted a damaged passport along with the replacement passport application.