Cathy Jamieson – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Cathy Jamieson on 2014-06-13.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of applicants who have upgraded to a premium service following contact with the Passport Office in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

James Brokenshire

The table below shows the number of people who have upgraded from a standard to
a premium service.


Number of upgrades

January 2014


February 2014


Mar 2014


Apr 2014


May 2014


The specific information required is held in application ‘case notes’ on
Her Majesty’s Passport Office systems which cannot be mined through database
queries. Data presented here is an estimate for 2014.

Information on the number of upgrades prior to January 2014 has not been
collated centrally.