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National Identity Register

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what personal data held by his Department will be entered on to the National Identity Register; and if he will make a statement. (107791)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer that the Minister for Children and Families, my right hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston (Beverley Hughes) gave him on 27 November 2006, Official Report, column 426W.

Information that may be entered in the National Identity Register is specified at section 3 and schedule 1 of the Identity Cards Act. Information will be entered on the basis of fresh applications for registration when individuals apply for identity cards. There will be no bulk transfer of data to populate the Register. The Department has yet to identify any datasets it holds that might be used for verifying information to be recorded about individuals in the National Identity Register.