HC Deb 19 September 2002 vol 390 c3W
Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average waiting time is for acknowledgement of a passport when handed over the counter in Croydon. [72401]

Beverley Hughes

When a passport or other valuable document is handed into the Public Enquiry Office in Croydon, an acknowledgement letter is issued immediately by the counter officer, listing all of the documents received.