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Iris Scans

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the results were of the airport-based Iris Recognition Immigration System pilots; what percentage of iris scans were successful; and if he will make a statement. (78121)

The IRIS Project Board agreed on 5 May 2006 that the project should exit its pilot stage. At that point the IRIS enrolment biometric acceptance rate was 99.53 per cent. compared to the contract pilot acceptance criterion of 98 per cent. I will make a written statement to the House on the overall results of the IRIS Project Report once it is complete.