Passport delay victims 'exploited' - Keith Vaz

Passport applicants who paid more than £30 extra for a "fast-track" service in an attempt to avoid processing delays should get refunds, MPs have said.

Keith Vaz, chair of the Home Affairs Committee, said people who used the Passport Office's faster service to avoid being unable to travel had been "exploited".

The government blamed a surge in demand and said the situation had improved.