HC Deb 31 March 1952 vol 498 cc91-2W
63. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Transport when the new draft of the proposed Highway Code will be

in an important measure to the economies of staff which have been made in the Passport Office since the Ministry of Labour began this work in 1947, and which were indicated in the reply given to my hon. Friend on 28th March.

Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what percentage of the total issue of new passports and renewals were through the London, Liverpool and Glasgow passport offices, respectively, in each of the past six years; and what percentage of the total staff of all three offices were employed in each of them.

Mr. Nutting

The percentages of the total issues of new passports and renewals handled by the Passport Office in London and the branch offices in Liverpool and Glasgow during the past six years are shown in the table below, which also gives the percentage of the total Passport Office staff employed during those years in each Office.

available; and whether he will arrange for the matter to be considered by the House before being printed for publication.

Mr. Maclay

A number of bodies will have to be consulted on the preparation of a new draft, and I cannot therefore say when it will be available. Any alteration of the Code requires the approval of both Houses of Parliament.

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