§ Mr. PONSONBY
The arrangements for extending the period of validity of British passports from two to five years which were announced in answer to questions during the last part of the Session are now complete, and will come into force on the 1st December next. On and after that date, passports will also be renewable for five years up to a maximum period of ten years from the original date of issue.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
In the granting of passports, is any differentiation made between rich and poor people?
Lieut.-Colonel Sir FREDERICK HALL
Will passports already issued be automatically extended for the period to which the hon. Gentleman has referred, or will the period be increased only in case of new passports?