Electronic Passport Control Systems Debate

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Department: Home Office

Electronic Passport Control Systems

Lord Blunkett Excerpts
Wednesday 7th June 2023

(1 year ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord Blunkett Portrait Lord Blunkett (Lab)
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My Lords, I appreciate that the Minister probably does not want to use the word “cyberattack”, but I have a specific question. Will he go back and ask the department if it can open discussions with those producing and designing the technology to make it possible for those with little or no sight to use e-gates? At the moment, the design is so bad and the equipment so inadequate that it is not possible to use them.

Lord Murray of Blidworth Portrait Lord Murray of Blidworth (Con)
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The noble Lord raises a very important point. I will certainly look into that.