Removal of the fast track service for first-time adult passport customers

From 1 June 2007,
first-time adult passport customers will no longer be able to use the fast
track one-week service as they will have to attend an interview, as part of the
passport application process.

These interviews are for passport customers aged 16 or over and who are
applying for a passport for the first time, and are being introduced along with
other anti-fraud measures.

First-time adult passport customers must allow more time to get their
passport. We recommend customers allow up to six weeks and not to make travel
arrangements until they have received their passport.

Please note the fast track one-week service will continue to be available as
usual for all other passport customers, such as for passport renewals.

Press release IPS
April 17, 2007

These intrusive interviews will also be used to collect information and data
related to the introduction of ID Cards.


We still await the Identity Cards Act Section 37 report into latest
10 year cost estimates for the National Identity Register / ID Card Scheme.

Identity Cards Act 2006 Section
37 Report to Parliament about likely costs of ID cards scheme

(2) Before the end of every six months beginning with the
laying of a report under this section, the Secretary of State must prepare and
lay before Parliament a further report setting out his estimate of the public
expenditure likely to be incurred on the ID cards scheme during the ten years
beginning with the end of those six months.

We understand that publication was illegally postponed with no good reason by
the Home Office until after the election, but the election is now over.

This government must be made to comply with the laws that it writes.


NuLab – Destroying Britain
from the inside out.



About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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