§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports were lost by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each of the last 10 years. 500W
§ Mrs. Roche
The information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
However, the Integrated Casework Directorate's (ICD's) Return of Passport Unit, which was set up in October 1999, issued 97 lost passport letters to applicants in the year 2000 and has issued 24 letters so far this year.