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Passports

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the facial biometrics for use in passports in 2006 will be held on (a) the Passport Agency Support System and (b) any other database. (55510)

With the introduction of biometric passports the Passport Agency Support System has been amended to capture and store the facial Biometric data. This data is not being stored on any other database.