Keith Simpson questions the Home Office about the future of the British passport

26th March 2018

Speaking in a debate on the British passport, Keith Simpson asks about plans for a future plastic passport.

I absolutely support what the Minister has said, but can we perhaps move forward? What plans does the Home Office have for having not a paper passport, but a piece of plastic rather like our driving licence?

The new passport will incorporate a polycarbonate page, which is the most up-to-date security feature, but there will still be paper pages, so the new passport will not look so radically different from what my right hon. Friend expects, although it is important that new security features are contained the whole way through it.

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