As a nice follow-up to this:
(Slough Express, 20/11/09 - not online)
Fingerprint system at centre of row withdrawn
The digital fingerprinting of children to speed up dinner service at Slough's new Muslim primary school has now been withdrawn completely.
Zafar Ali, who chairs governors at the school, said "We have written to parents and we have now withdrawn the fingerprinting system."
He said that he and other staff had met parents in the playground over the past few days and they were all very happy with the outcome.