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Volume 693: debated on Wednesday 27 June 2007

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

Under what circumstances a person who makes a valid application for a British passport, which is refused, is not given written reasons for such refusal. [HL4431]

In circumstances where a person’s identity and British nationality are not in doubt but a passport is formally refused, it is the normal practice of the Identity and Passport Service to state the reasons in writing.