The natural price of a ten-year adult passport in the UK is £23. It actually costs £77.50. Why?
|July 2010||The Adventures of Marsham Towers Birth of the £23 passport|
|10 August 2010||Letter from Alan Brown, Deputy Director, Policy, Identity & Passport Service|
|17 August 2010||Letter to Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury * * *|
|2 September 2010||Acknowledgement from the Identity & Passport Service|
|27 September 2010||Reply from Susan Ronaldson, Director, National Audit Office|
|7 October 2010 (16 September 2010)||Reply from Alastair Bridges, Executive Director, Identity & Passport Service|
|14 October 2010||Letter to Susan Ronaldson, Director, National Audit Office|
|21 October 2010||Letter to Alastair Bridges, Executive Director, Identity & Passport Service *|
|3 November 2010||Reply from Alastair Bridges, Executive Director, Identity & Passport Service|
|4 March 2011||Email to Ian Watmore, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office|
|25 March 2011||Response from Sarah Rapson, Chief Executive, Identity & Passport Service|
|23 April 2011||Email to local MP|
|7 June 2011||Response from Sarah Rapson, Chief Executive, Identity & Passport Service|
|23 October 2010||The UK Passport Validation Service – whose income is it anyway?|
|22 April 2011||Lost passports 'suffer odd fates'|
|22 July 2011||Passport IT system over ran by hundreds of millions|
According to Ms Rapson's letter dated 7 June 2011, the Identity & Passport Service process about 5½ million passport applications a year.
(a) they were all for 10-year adult passports and
(d) we are over-paying by £299,750,000 a year.
That is the hypothesis that Whitehall are causing us to waste about £300 million a year.