Clwyd South MP Susan Elan Jones posed a written question to the UK Home Office asking the Secretary of State if there was any plans for fully bi-lingual UK passports.
Susan Elan Jones has referred to the recent blue passports ‘reveal’, a change from red, by UK Government as a ‘stunt’, and asked “Whether the Secretary of State for the Home Department plans to ensure that UK passports can be provided bi-lingually in English and Welsh for people living in Wales.”
Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration replied: “Her Majesty’s Passport Office complies with the Welsh Language Scheme, providing Welsh language passport application services in Wales, upon request.
“The current passport includes Welsh language translations on page one of the passport and of the captions present on the biographical details page. Her Majesty’s Passport Office intends to continue providing a Welsh translation of these sections within the new design of the passport.”
“There are currently no plans to translate additional sections of the passport into Welsh.”