A TRAVEL agent has warned parents to allow plenty of time to renew their children’s passports after reports of delays at the Passport Office.

MPs have raised concerns that backlogs could mean thousands of people will not be able to fly out on their holidays this summer.

Independent travel agent Natalie Arnold, from Great Notley, said the backlogs appear to be particularly bad for children’s passports.

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