Tuesday, 12 October 2010
SAVING NEWPORT'S PASSPORT OFFICE
The potential loss of Newport's passport office, which employs around 300 people, will have a big impact in and around Newport, where the public sector plays an important role in the local economy. The Passport Office is a significant employer and the potential loss of 300 jobs would have wider impact well beyond those who may lose their jobs - out in the wider business community across Newport. There is only one Passport Office in Wales and its loss will be keenly felt. Here in Wales we should not have to be reliant on making the potentially arduous trek to Liverpool or London to access passport services. It has been said that this decision is not set in stone, so there is room for manoeuvre - its definitely time to think again about where savings can be made. Save our Passport Office. Sign the Petition.