Biometric Data (Schools)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:09 pm on 23rd July 2007.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Shadow Minister (Education) 9:09 pm, 23rd July 2007

In this country, thousands of schools are collecting fingerprints or other forms of biometric data from pupils as young as three. They are collected for registration, the lending of library books and the administration of school dinners. Several enterprising companies contact schools directly to sell these packages and the benefits that they bring. Yet the Department for Children, Families and Schools—

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