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Identity Cards: ICT

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list the electronic systems that will be used to store the (a) biometric, (b) biographical and (c) administrative information of British citizens applying for identity cards in 2009. (241657)

[holding answer 9 December 2008]: For the issue of ID cards in 2009, biometric and biographic information will be stored separately on secure systems being built by the supplier providing the technology for this stage of the National identity Scheme. Administrative information will also be held separately on the biographic system.