Passports

Home Department written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office), Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passport applications were rejected in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) processing office and (b) reason for rejection.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Home Secretary

The information provided shows the number of applications that have been failed for nationality reasons and all other rejections.

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Total
Belfast
Other reasons 1,461 1,611 2,029 2,350 1,727 9,178
Nationality grounds 210 236 199 255 275 1,175
Durham
Other reasons 5,872 7,527 9,488 9,622 7,930 40,439
Nationality grounds 997 1,153 1,615 1,585 1,667 7,017
Glasgow
Other reasons 2,720 2,863 3,252 2,934 2,358 14,127
Nationality grounds 246 307 329 296 335 1,513
Liverpool
Other reasons 3,524 4,214 5,229 5,930 4,929 23,826
Nationality grounds 433 473 884 1,055 749 3,594
London
Other reasons 613 350 561 447 389 2,360
Nationality grounds 4 1 0 1 1 7
Newport
Other reasons 4,811 4,870 5,671 4,190 3,767 23,309
Nationality grounds 531 637 733 672 688 3,261
Peterborough
Other reasons 8,912 6,756 6,667 6,823 5,452 34,610
Nationality grounds 3,279 3,096 2,428 2,091 1,974 12,868
Total
Other reasons 27,913 28,191 32,897 32,296 26,552 147,849
Nationality grounds 5,700 5,903 6,188 5,955 5,689 29,435

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