HC Deb 14 March 2001 vol 364 c617W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many days on average it takes to(a) process a new passport application by post and (b) renew a passport by post. [153297]

Mrs. Roche

The average turnaround time for straightforward and correctly completed passport applications is currently five days. This applies to both new and renewal applications.