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HM Passport Office: Secondment

Question for Home Office

UIN 22354, tabled on 21 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Civil Service staff have been seconded to the Passport Office to resolve application backlogs; and how much those secondments have cost the public purse.

Answered on

27 June 2022

Her Majesty’s Passport Office routinely uses flexible resource from HMRC to support with peaks in passport demand. In May 2022, 82 full-time equivalents from HMRC were supporting passport services.

Staffing costs, including the use of flexible resources from other government departments, are met by passport fee income.

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Home Office
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