39. Dr. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware of the market in stolen British passports in the Metropolitan area; and what steps are taken to inform the appropriate authorities in the case of passports reported as stolen, with a view to preventing their use for illegal entries into this country.
§ Miss Hornsby-Smith
My right hon. Friend is informed by the Commissioner of Police that he has no evidence of a market in stolen United Kingdom passports in the Metropolitan Police District. It would not be in the public interest 127W to disclose the steps taken when a United Kingdom passport is reported stolen.