Home Department written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Dai Davies Dai Davies Independent, Blaenau Gwent

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the likely lifespan of the information chip in the new passport.

Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Identity and Passport Service believe that the lifespan of the chip in the e-passport will match the full 10-year validity period of the e-passport, assuming the passport is subject to normal usage and levels of "wear and tear".

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Ken Brookman
Posted on 14 Mar 2007 6:50 pm (Report this annotation)

What is the lifespan of nuclear dai's information chip I say?

Paul Mitchell
Posted on 14 Mar 2007 11:58 pm (Report this annotation)

I would also add:

"If your new passport gets wet, don't dry it out in the microwsve."

anthony lynch
Posted on 16 Mar 2007 12:09 pm (Report this annotation)

his positronic brain is in danger of slipping into time lapse votex we never see Dai again