House of Lords written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Spokesperson in the Lords (Civil Liberties), Home Affairs, Spokesperson in the Lords (Africa), Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Under what circumstances a person who makes a valid application for a British passport, which is refused, is not given written reasons for such refusal.

Photo of Baroness Scotland of Asthal Baroness Scotland of Asthal Minister of State, Home Office, Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

In circumstances where a person's identity and British nationality are not in doubt but a passport is formally refused, it is the normal practice of the Identity and Passport Service to state the reasons in writing.

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