HC Deb 05 February 1960 vol 616 c169W
Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will extend the time for which passports remain valid.

Mr. R. Allan

No. The United Kingdom is one of the few countries which extend the total validity of the passport to ten years. This was the maximum recommended by a meeting of experts held in 1947 under the auspicies of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.