§ Mr. Sackville
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the current average period required to process applications for passports in each passport office in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Renton
The current times for straightforward non-urgent applications are shown in the table. Urgent applications are given priority.
Passport office Delay (Working days) London 59 Glasgow 38 Peterborough 35 Newport 22 Liverpool 14 Belfast1 4 1 The Belfast office is by far the smallest and deals only with Northern Ireland residents.