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Identity Cards: Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether compulsory identity cards will be introduced in (a) Jersey, (b) Guernsey and (c) Isle of Man simultaneously with the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement. (155808)

There are no provisions in the Identity Cards Act 2006 to make it compulsory to have an identity card and to do so would require further primary legislation.

As with previous legislation on identity cards, the Government would consult the Administrations of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man as and when further primary legislation on identity cards was being prepared.