HC Deb 23 February 1984 vol 54 c577W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Prime Minister whether she will consider transferring responsibility for the Passport Office to the Home Secretary.

The Prime Minister

I have decided to transfer responsibility for the Passport Office from the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary to the Home Secretary as proposed in a report by the House of Commons Select Committee on Foreign Affairs — HC 406 — and the Rayner scrutiny of the Passport Office. The timing and detailed arrangements for the transfer have yet to be finalised. I shall make an announcement to the House in due course.

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