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e-Borders

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Hanham Baroness Hanham Shadow Minister, Home Affairs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will set out a timetable for the incorporation of "other passenger information" (OPI) data within the United Kingdom's e-Borders programme; and when they expect full use of OPI data within United Kingdom border checks.

Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism)

The e-Borders system already collects and uses a small sample of OPI which it has used to de-risk the main programme. From summer 2009 the e-Borders solution will begin the incremental capture of other passenger information (OPI), and by the end of December 2013 will be processing 100 million targeted/selected OPI passenger movements.

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