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David Hanson: Passport delays across the country

A couple from south Wales with a newborn baby say they fear they will be stuck in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar because of UK passport delays.

Phil and Claire White, from Penarth, said Dylan's passport had not arrived following his birth in April.

Labour has called on the Home Office to take action to tackle passport backlogs claiming hundreds were suffering.

Passport Office bosses insist that 99% of straightforward passport requests are dealt with in four weeks.

Labour's shadow immigration minister David Hanson, MP for Delyn in Flintshire, told BBC Radio Wales he had never known so many passport queries in his time as an MP.

  • 07 Jun 2014
  • From the section Wales
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