The first line reads: "Please Note: There are currently no plans for further biometric trials."
Apparently the results of the biometric entrolment trials are vailable on the UK passport service website. I can't find them - but I'll keep looking. They may be published later today.
There is a brief summary of the trials in the Home Office statement - it does not mention the technical aspects of the trial, only people's perceptions of the process itself and their attitude towards biometrics - is this because that is the only good news for the government?
P.S. The spelling mistakes in the statement do not inspire confidence.