HC Deb 20 December 1983 vol 51 c196W
Mr. Porter

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the current average waiting period for the issuing of a passport; and how this compares with the position 12 months previously.

Mr. Whitney

Properly completed passport applications are currently being processed at all passport offices in less than three working days; average processing times in December 1982 were similar.