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Passports

Volume 712: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many personal passport interviews have taken place since the scheme was established. [HL4877]

Personal passport interviews are conducted through the interview office network of the Identity and Passport Service. The recorded number of personal passport interviews conducted since the scheme was established in July 2007 up until the end of June 2009 was 454,973.

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Personal passport interviews are conducted through the interview office network of the Identity and Passport Service. The recorded number of personal passport interviews carried out by the interview office network in 2008 was 286,444.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the cost of the personal passport interview scheme to date. [HL4881]

Personal passport interviews are conducted through the interview office network of the Identity and Passport Service. The cost of the personal passport interview scheme since it was established and became operational in July 2007 to the end of June 2009 has been £50.2 million. The full costs of the interview office network are met by passport fees.