§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether applicants who have applied to the Passport Office for a full British passport, but whose application has been held up by industrial action within the Civil Service, may nevertheless be issued with a British visitor's passport, regardless of age; and, if so, if he will take steps to ensure that all post offices are aware of his instructions so that Whitsun travellers may make appropriate arrangements.
§ Mr. Luce
The standing instructions to main post offices in Great Britain already provide for the issue of a British visitor's passport to someone whose application for a full passport is delayed, provided authority is given by one of the passport offices. The agreements concerning British visitor's passports do not cover the use of separate documents by children under 8 years of age, but such children may be included in the British visitor's passport of a parent, step parent, elder sister or elder brother.