The link is to the current photo rules. At the time of writing these have not been changed. This link is about the simplified standards for children
. At the time of writing it is dated 21st December not 21st November (unlike the answer below).
Being a sceptical sort of individual I wonder if we have a coverup of the timing of the decision to simplify children's photos. This would be an important issue because if they are willing to hide when they changed the rules about baby photos what about issues relating to the War in Iraq - or any other government embarrassment?
I suppose it could be "baby photo gate"
Perhaps that is pushing the "watergate" analogy a bit far.
The government will fall !!! :-) !!!
[incidentally if they change the website I have printed a couple of copies to disk to prove they have changed it.]
The issue about baby photos is actually relatively minor, but it shows the stupidity of the bureaucratic process. It does not take a bear of very much brain to work out that photographing a baby with its mouth closed, eyes open, looking at the camera and a neutral expression is almost impossible.
We are preparing a question as to why the written answer refers to November when the website refers to December. I have done a google cache search for anything at an earlier date to no avail.