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Yes he does need to have his biometrics taken again.
Here is the information from the UKBA website about this:
From 14 December 2010, migrants must enrol their biometric information (fingerprints and facial photograph) with the UK Border Agency if they want to apply for further leave to remain in the UK under the Tier 1 or Tier 5 (Temporary worker) categories of the points-based system.
Enrolling biometric information helps to protect the identities of genuine applicants. Successful applicants are issued with a biometric residence permit, which provides evidence of their permission to stay in the UK and shows the conditions of their stay.
We have amended our Tier 1 and Tier 5 (Temporary worker) application forms and policy guidance to reflect the new requirement.
If you apply by post to extend your stay in one of these categories, we will send you a letter when we receive your application. You will be able to enrol your biometric information at one of our 11 biometric enrolment centres (by appointment only) or at one of 17 post offices nationwide (which offer a walk-in service for an additional fee).
If you make your application in person at one of our public enquiry offices or using the super premium service, you will enrol your biometric information at the same time as you make your application.
For more information, see the Do I need a biometric residence permit? page.
As he is applying for an extension under Tier 1 (previous HSMP), he will have to apply for biometrics as part of his application.
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