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Passports: Interviews

Volume 697: debated on Monday 17 December 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many personal passport interview offices are operating; and where they are located; and [HL822]

How many personal passport interviews have taken place at each of the personal passport interview offices; and how many applications have been successful. [HL823]

As at 10 December 2007, 41 interview offices dealing with first-time passport customers are in live operations—the table below lists all 41 offices. We anticipate that 62 offices will be fully operational by end December 2007, with a further six opening by end February 2008.

As at 10 December 2007, IPS has conducted 15,800 completed interviews and 94.1 per cent of these interviews have resulted in a passport being issued within three days of completion of appointment; 2.8per cent have not been completed and 3.1 per cent have required further examination.

Newport

Peterborough

Newcastle

Glasgow

Belfast

Manchester

Birmingham

London

Dover

Leeds

Plymouth

Portsmouth

Liverpool

Middlesbrough

Stoke-on- Trent

Lincoln

Swansea

Cheltenham

Sheffield

Yeovil

Newport IOW

Northampton

Carlisle

Coleraine

Crawley

Armagh

Bournemouth

Ipswich

Shrewsbury

Wrexham

Scarborough

Stirling

York

Aberystwyth

Derby

Edinburgh

Aberdeen

Chelmsford

Luton

Maidstone

Omagh