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VFS (India) Private Ltd—Corporate Office, Moderna House, 2nd floor, VIP Industries Complex, 88 C Old Prabhadevi Road, Mumbai-400025, India.

At the end of June 2007, the posts for which CSC is collecting biometric and other data are:

PostCountry

Amman*

Jordan

Kingston**

Jamaica

CSC Computer Sciences Ltd—Royal Pavilion, Wellesley Road, Aldershot, GU11 1PZ, United Kingdom

*At Amman in Jordan, CSC is working with the incumbent outsourced partner DHL until the end of July 2007, at which point the operation will be operated solely by CSC.

DHL—Airport Road, Amman, PO Box 927111

**In Kingston, CSC has subcontracted delivery of application forms and applicant documentation to DHL at 34 Trafalgar Road, Kingston, 10, Jamaica.



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The CSC and VFS global contracts are intended to replace a number of incumbent subcontractors, whose contracts were negotiated in recent years at a country level by individual posts. These suppliers perform a variety of outsourced services associated with visa application-handling in certain countries, including in many cases the capture of application data. However, they do not collect biometric data in those countries. As at the end of June 2007, these incumbent suppliers are:

PostCountrySupplier

Hong Kong

China

VFS

Beijing

Shanghai

Guangzhou

Chongqing

Chennai (Madras)

India

VFS

Kolkata (Calcutta)

Mumbai (Bombay)

New Delhi

Jakarta

Indonesia

VFS

Doha

Qatar

VFS

Moscow

Russia

VSF

St Petersburg

Ekaterinburg

Madrid

Spain

Abtran

Ottawa

Canada

Abtran

Berlin

Germany

Abtran

Dusseldorf

Dublin

Ireland

Abtran

Rome

Italy

Abtran

Chicago

USA

Abtran

Los Angeles

New York

Copenhagen

Denmark

Abtran

Karachi

Pakistan

Gerrys-Fed Ex

Islamabad

Ankara

Turkey

Setur

Istanbul

Algiers

Algeria

Worldwide Trading Group

Nairobi

Kenya

VHS

Kampala

Uganda

VHS

Tashkent

Uzbekistan

TNT (Bekk Courier)

Lilongwe

Malawi

DHL

Canberra

Australia

Call Centre Services (CCS)

The supplier details are:

VFS (India) Private Ltd—Corporate Office, Moderna House, 2nd floor, VIP Industries Complex, 88 C Old Prabhadevi Road, Mumbai-400025, India.

Abtran—Building 4, University Technology Centre, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland.

CCS—c/o Total System Solutions, Level 1 29 Coolaroo Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066 Australia.



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Gerry/FedEx—43/l/D Block 6 Razi Road PECHS Karachi, Pakistan.

Setur—Setur Servis Turistik, AS Baglarbasi Kisikli Cad. No 26, Altunizade, 34718 Istanbul.

TNT (Bekk Courier)—20 Oybek Street, Tashkent 700015, Uzbekistan.

VHS (Kenya)—House No. 3, Walyaki Close, off Walyaki Way, Nairobi.

Worldwide Trading Group—248 Logts Bt. 34, No. 4 Said Hamdine, Hydra, Algiers.

Lord Avebury asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Malloch-Brown: The processing of visa applicants’ personal data by contractors is governed by obligations set out in a specific schedule in contracts entered into with the contractors. The obligations in the current contract require the contractors to meet all the requirements of the Data Protection Act. These contracts contain sensitive commercial information. Their release would damage the Government's ability to gain maximum value for money from the contracts.

The subject of alleged security breaches relating to a contractor’s online visa application facility is currently being investigated by an independent investigator. A report of this investigation will be laid before Parliament. As such it is not appropriate to comment further in advance of the investigator's report. We will respond to all the recommendations of the independent investigator, including any in relation to a possible code of practice or amendments to the contracts.

Zimbabwe

Lord Jones of Cheltenham asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Malloch-Brown): We believe that change by peaceful means is still the best approach to resolving the current crisis. Zimbabwe desperately needs policy reform to reverse its current decline. We are supporting the efforts of all those working for democratic change in Zimbabwe.


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