Written statement to Parliament

Hansard correction

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This written ministerial statement was laid on 7 July 2014 in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

On 12 June, I repeated an answer given earlier that day in the House of Commons to an urgent question tabled there on passports, the answer being given by my Rt.Hon. Friend the Home Secretary. In the debate that followed, at column 510 of Hansard, I said that in both March and May, Her Majesty’s Passport Office had recorded the highest level of applications received for any month over the past 12 years.

I regret that this was incorrect. I should have said that in March and May, Her Majesty’s Passport Office had recorded the highest level of applications received for any month over the past 8 years although, since January, they have been dealing with a higher demand for passports than for the same period over the last 12 years.