HM Opposition Day: Passport Office Backlog

HM Opposition tabled the following motion on Tuesday 14 June 2022:

“That this House censures the Minister for Safe and Legal Migration, the hon. Member for Torbay, for his handling of the crisis at Her Majesty’s Passport Office; and directs him to come to the House, no later than 20 June 2022, to apologise for the tens of thousands of people who have waited more than six weeks for their passport.”

I have been contacted by many constituents in recent weeks who have been struggling to obtain their passport in time for important journeys. I voted to support the motion, which did not pass, Ayes:198 and Noes: 295.