Passports: Applications:Written question - 159020

Q
Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 29 June 2018
Home Office
Passports: Applications
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the administrative cost to the public purse is of processing a passport for applicants with newly attained British citizenship.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 06 July 2018

The full costs of processing all UK passport applications are covered by passport fees which are set in accordance with HM Treasury Guidance – Managing Public Money and reviewed on an annual basis. All passport fee income and costs are published within the consolidated Home Office Annual report and Accounts, the latest published version for 2016-17 can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2016-to-2017

The report for 2017-18 is due to be published before summer Parliamentary recess.

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