§ Mr. Roebuck
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the purpose of Section 5 on Application Form "A" for a passport.
§ Mr. George Thomson
Section 5 of the passport application form "A" is for the benefit of the travelling public. If the Passport Office knows the destination and purpose of a journey it provides helpful advice and literature in cases where the applicant might encounter difficulty. Furnishing the date of departure enables the application to be given priority if it is submitted at short notice.