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Biometrics

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department further to the statement on page 19 of the strategic action plan for the national identity scheme, 20 December 2006, that the introduction of iris biometrics remained an option, whether iris biometrics will be recorded and stored on the national identity register. (192624)

Iris biometrics will not be recorded on the national identity register when the scheme starts. However, it remains an option that we will continue to review as the scheme progresses.