HC Deb 14 October 1946 vol 427 c146W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the original charge for passports is made to apply to the years during the war for Servicemen who were unable to use their passports and whether some concession can be made in this respect.

Mr. Mayhew

A passport costs 15s., and is valid for five years, after which it can be renewed for another five years at a charge of 2s. for each year. To waive these moderate fees for the war years would involve administrative difficulties, and cause delay in the issue and renewal of passports, and I do not feel the change would be justified.