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Pilot Review Report (Project IRIS)

Volume 454: debated on Wednesday 13 December 2006

Today I am publishing the pilot review report for “Project IRIS (Iris Recognition Immigration System)”.

IRIS is the first major deliverable of the e-borders programme. Passengers enrolled on the scheme enter the United Kingdom through an automated immigration control barrier which incorporates an iris recognition camera.

Since January there have been in excess of 45,000 people enrolling on the scheme and over 135,000 barrier crossings have taken place. The e-borders programme is strengthening our borders and creating an integrated secure border for the 21st century.

Copies of the document entitled “Project IRIS (Iris Recognition Immigration System) Pilot Review Report” will be available in the House of Commons Library.