Written Question on Passports: Lost Property

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Date Title Questioner
14 Nov 2017, 3:13 p.m. Passports: Lost Property Sir Edward Davey

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports sent out by the Home Office have been lost in the post in each of the last five years.

Answer (Brandon Lewis)

The table below shows the number of UK passports lost during delivery for both the UK and overseas for the last five years.

Her Majesty’s Passport Office records and cancels any passport lost through delivery, and the customer is issued with a new passport at no extra cost.

Year

Losses

Total Volume Printed

% Losses against Printed

2012

312

5,315,465

0.006

2013

265

5,609,530

0.005

2014

278

6,228,867

0.004

2015

375

6,762,898

0.006

2016

472

6,880,927

0.007


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