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Passports: Biometrics

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what data security measures have been implemented for the ePassport database; how much has been spent on such measures; and how much is expected to be spent on such measures in future. (187012)

The ePassport has replaced the previous version of the passport. It also uses the same database—the Passports Application Storage System—for information storage. It did not, therefore, require any additional data security measures or any additional expenditure.