Theresa May: Passport demand highest for 12 years

Speaking in a debate on passport delays, the Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, told the House of Commons:

Her Majesty's Passport Office is dealing with the highest demand for passports for 12 years, while the surge in demand usually experienced during the summer months started much earlier in the year. As a result, a number of people are waiting too long for their passport applications to be processed.

– Theresa May MP, Home Secretary

Ms May was speaking in a Commons opposition day debate called by Labour, in which many MPs highlighted the plight of constituents experiencing passport delays.

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Theresa May apologises for passport application delays

Home Secretary Theresa May has apologised for delays in processing passport applications and insisted the Government is doing all it can to deal with the situation.