The number of British passports that have expired during lockdown

Simon Calder made this Freedom of Information request to HM Passport Office

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Dear HM Passport Office,
I am Simon Calder, travel editor of The Independent newspaper.
Please tell me how many British passports have expired in the nine weeks between 24 March 2020, when I understand normal service was suspended, and today: 26 May 2020.
It would be very helpful if you could divide this number between children's and adults' passports.
Yours faithfully,
Simon Calder

FOI, HM Passport Office

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FOI, HM Passport Office

Dear Mr Calder

Thank you for your email below. Your request is being handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will aim to send you a full response by 23 June 2020, which is twenty working days from the date when we received your request.

Yours sincerely

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

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FOI, HM Passport Office

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Dear Mr Calder

Further to our email below, please find attached our response to your information request.

Yours sincerely

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

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