§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to provide passports for Mrs Penelope Eve Brooke, née Butler, born 6 July 1942, and her son James Richard Henry Ormonde Brooke, born 10696W November 1972, applications for which were sent to the Passport Office on 6 November 1987 and 13 December 1987 by recorded delivery.
§ Mr. Renton
The passports are being sent by registered post today. The application form for Mrs. Brooke's son was not fully completed, and although a second partly completed application was subsequently provided, some queries remained, about which the Passport Office wrote to Mrs. Brooke on 31 January 1988. I very much regret that the applications were not dealt with after she had replied to that letter.