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Passports

Volume 704: debated on Tuesday 28 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many applicants were interviewed at each of the passport personal interview offices from 31 July 2007 to 31 July 2008. [HL5449]

For the time period requested, we completed 216,581 interviews which have been broken down by office in the table in the attached Annex A.

Annex A

Number of interviews completed

Total conducted from 31st July 2007 to 31 July 2008

Aberdeen

1,494

Aberystwyth

429

Andover

915

Armagh

586

South Molton (Barnstable)

509

Belfast

3,016

Berwick on Tweed

239

Birmingham

14,279

Blackburn

3,734

Sleaford (Boston)

533

Bournemouth

1,762

Bristol

3,387

Bury St Edmunds

988

Redruth (Cambourne)

776

Carlisle

1,146

Chelmsford

3,853

Cheltenham

2,055

Coleraine

980

Crawley

2,655

Derby

4,975

Dover

1,112

Dumfries

488

Dundee

1,613

Edinburgh

3,422

Exeter

1,714

Selkirk (Galashiels)

398

Glasgow

6,910

Brighton (Hastings)

445

Inverness

753

Ipswich

1,802

Kendal

993

King’s Lynn

659

Kingston upon Hull

2,598

Leeds

8,060

Leicester

3,376

Lincoln

2,174

Liverpool

7,725

London

44,545

Luton

4,143

Maidstone

3,101

Manchester

11,541

Middlesbrough

3,545

Newcastle

6,675

Newport

5,917

Newport IoW

430

Ripon (Northallerton)

399

Northampton

2,570

Norwich

2,057

Oban

6

Omagh

520

Oxford

1,633

Peterborough

3,212

Plymouth

1,708

Portsmouth

3,495

Reading

4,109

Scarborough

569

Sheffield

6,738

Shrewsbury

1,627

St Austell

586

Stirling

1,335

Stoke on Trent

3,196

Swansea

2,624

Swindon

1,267

Warwick

2,145

Wick

181

Wrexham

1,717

Yeovil

1,456

York

981