There was a House of Commons Adjournment debate Monday 23rd July with Greg Mulholland, Lib Dem Shadow Education Spokesperson, leading the debate and Jim Knight, Labour Minister from the Department of children, schools and families, answering.
At long last debate time in parliament has been given over to the taking of children's biometric data without parental consent.
The debate can been seen here, it is the last item to be debated and can be found at 06.35.25 on the slider.
Luckily for Jim Knight, in order to answer Greg Mulhollands points and not to loose face, he had to have some advice from the ICO and BECTA - well and what do you know... after nearly a year of waiting for advice, the long awaited guidance from BECTA and the ICO just happened to be issued today.
Phew that was lucky for Jim Knight - what were the odds against that then?!!