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Identity Cards: Nationality

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons identification cards for EEA citizens will not feature reference to the individual's nationality. (241613)

For the majority of British citizens the identity card will also be valid as a travel document within the European Union.

EU citizens who are legally resident in the UK will be issued with an identification card. It will not be valid for travel and the holder's nationality will not be included.