Uk Passport Contract

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:38 pm on 26th March 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration 3:38 pm, 26th March 2018

I gently point out to the right hon. Lady that it was in 2009 that the rules were changed to enable the British passport to be made overseas and that 20% of blank passports are already printed abroad—[Interruption.] She refers repeatedly from a sedentary position to taking back control. Yes, we are: we are taking back control by awarding a contract within procurement rules—WTO rules as well as EU rules, which are embedded in UK law—and it is imperative that we have the most secure and up to date passports at the best value for money.