HM Passport Office: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 25th July 2022.

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new staff her Department plans to appoint to roles within HM Passport Office in (a) July 2022 and (b) August 2022.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Since April 2021, Her Majesty’s Passport Office has added over 850 additional staff to help meet the current unprecedented demand for passports.

A further 350 staff will be added across the summer, which delivers against both the capacity plan for the remainder of this year, and in preparation for 2023.

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