Tuesday, 15 June 2010
After setting up the system - cost £93 million - and running it three years - cost £30 million per year - the government's clamp-down on fraudulent passport applications has resulted in a number of potentially-fraudulent applications being turned down. The number in question is four. That's right; four. Or, to put it another way, for every £45 million spent, the government stopped one person getting a dodgy passport. None of the four had any legal action taken against them, so they probably just forgot to get their photos signed or used blue ink or something.