HC Deb 30 July 1959 vol 610 cc126-7W
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 to disclose the steps taken when a United Kingdom passport is reported stolen.