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Identity Cards: Biometrics

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which and how many locations in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland will be used for the capture of UK citizens’ biometric data as part of the identity card scheme. (155466)

[holding answer 17 September 2007]: No decision has been made yet on the number or location of biometric enrolment centres for identity cards. However, it is likely that they could be sited in the same location (but not necessarily the same offices) as the 69 local offices being opened throughout the UK for passport interviews.

Where the network of enrolment centres needs to be further expanded, we will first seek to use high street offices that are already used by central and local government.