§ 27. Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the number of persons at present employed in the Passport Department of the Foreign Office?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
The number of persons employed in the Passport Office varies in proportion to the volume of work at different seasons of the year, and the month of July is always the heaviest. On the 1st July the total number of persons, including messengers, employed in the London Passport Office was 255, of whom 101 were persons temporarily engaged for the busy season. At the Liverpool Branch Office the number, on the 1st July, was 42, of whom 16 were similarly temporarily employed.