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Passports: Interviews

Volume 699: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 17 October 2007 (WA 54), whether the passport interview office in Armagh city opened in November 2007; and what are the future plans for this office. [HL1612]

The passport interview office in Armagh opened on 19 November 2007. The role of the office is to carry out passport interviews for first-time adult applicants.

The future plans for this office are that it will remain open for passport interviews and it is anticipated that around 2000 of these interviews will be carried out in 2008.