This from the Liverpool Echo:
"A meeting of the full council will be asked to express its formal “opposition to the fingerprinting of children by schools” and a ban on any local authority-led promotion of its use save for a criminal investigation.
Picton ward councillor Andrew Makinson who is behind the motion said the £20,000 average cost of installing it could be better spent on school staff.
He said government mishaps with personal information was proof all systems were vulnerable.
Council leader Warren Bradley stressed it had always been down to individual schools to adopt the technology.
He added: “It would be wrong to implement a policy and support something which could potentially be of detriment to the protection of our children.”"