Foster accuses Labour of ‘party political’ debate on passport delays

In Tuesday afternoon’s opposition day debate on passport delays, home minister Kevin Foster accused Labour of focusing on the “party political”.

Shadow minister Stephen Kinnock, who started the debate, told the House of Commons that the government “failed to plan and inevitably failed to deliver” on a surge in demand for passports this year.

Foster rejected this claim, telling the House that “extensive preparation” had helped the Passport Office deal with “a record output”.