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Identity Cards

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Identity Cards Scheme Cost report published in November 2007, if she will provide a break down by main budget heading of the £38 million in set-up costs for providing identity cards to foreign nationals from October 2007 and October 2017. (182356)

The set-up cost estimates for providing identity cards to foreign nationals cannot be broken down further until we conclude commercial processes.

As with all cost estimates covering a 10-year period the estimates contained in the Identity Cards Cost Report November 2007 are subject to change in light of new information or assumptions.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the identity cards scheme cost report published in November 2007, if she will provide a break down by main budget heading of the £144 million in operational costs for providing identity cards to foreign nationals from October 2007 and October 2017. (182357)

The operational cost estimates for providing identity cards to foreign nationals cannot be broken down further until we conclude commercial processes.

As with all cost estimates covering a ten year period the estimates contained in the identity cards cost report November 2007 are subject to change in light of new information or assumptions.