Passports: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 21st 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 staff employed by her Department in roles primarily focussed on processing applications for UK passports as of 1 April in each year since 2010.

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

The table below shows the total full-time equivalent staff of Her Majesty’s Passport Office as of 31 March, for the years 2010–2022

Year

Full-time equivalent

2010

4,017

2011

3,629

2012

3,134

2013

3,284

2014

3,469

2015

4,376

2016

4,059

2017

3,879

2018

3,680

2019

3,620

2020

3,947

2021

3,704

2022

*5,043

*Figures show as of 30 June 2022

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