§ 48. Mr. Edward Lyons
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Common wealth Affairs whether, consequent upon legislation to give both parents equal rights of guardianship, he proposes to introduce any change in the present practice of his Department where by in the absence of a court order only the signature of a male parent is required in pass port applications relating to minors.
§ Mr. Kershaw
The practice relating to the issue of passports to minors will be reviewed when the final form of the proposed legislation is known. Standard passports are already issued on the consent of either parent except where acaveat has been lodged. Only applications for British visitor's passports need the father's consent in the absence of a court order.