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Passports: Lost Property

Home Office written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports sent out by his Department were reported as lost in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018 to date.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The table below shows the number of newly issued UK passports lost during delivery for 2017 and up to and including July 2018.

There is a three month process in place to allow for investigation and possible recovery. Data of reported delivery losses from August 2018 onwards is therefore not confirmed.



Total Volume Delivered

% Losses against Deliveries





2018 (January to July)




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