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Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to announce the conclusions of his review of his decision not to award the Golden Jubilee medal to the police; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many newly issued passports were lost in the post in each of the last five years; how many were subsequently recovered; and how many duplicates were issued. 
Angela Eagle [holding answer 6 November 2001]: The United Kingdom Passport Service only has information available for 1999 onwards on issued passports lost in the post. The figures for passports lost in the post and total passports issued are as follows:
|Year||Lost passports||Passports issued|
(20) To September 2001
The figures for passports lost in the post are derived from reports of losses from members of the public and therefore all of these passports should have been replaced. There is an upward trend in the number of passports reported lost and this is of some concern to us.
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The new digital passport has enhanced security features. These features would make it extremely difficult for someone who is in possession of a stolen passport to alter the document for use in a false identity.
Mr. Colman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letters of 9 May and 12 July, from the hon. Member for Putney, with regard to his constituent Mr. Rachid Boujelouah (Ref. R349629). 
Mr. Malins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the leaders of different faiths with whom he has consulted concerning the proposed law on incitement to religious hatred; and if he will place a copy of their responses in the Library. 
Angela Eagle: I have had a number of discussions on this issue with leaders of different faith groups. However, the importance of acting rapidly in the context of the events of 11 September has meant that a formal consultation process could not take place. The following Questions should have appeared in the Official Report for 16 October 2001, Volume 372