§ Mr. HUTCHISON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will inquire as to the amount of delay in the British passport office; and whether, in view of the coming holidays, he will take steps to quicken the procedure?
§ Sir S. HOARE
If my hon. Friend has, any specific case of delay in mind I shall be happy to make inquiries if he will furnish me with particulars. But I would point out that arrangements are made to deal with the increased demand for passports during the summer months, and I am satisfied that these arrangements meet all reasonable requirements.