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Identity Cards

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures will be introduced to secure the identity of (a) people under 16 years and (b) individuals who will not be enrolled on the National Identity Register. (241606)

The Identity and Passport Service already holds securely identity information on some 43 million people of all ages issued with passports within the United Kingdom. It will continue to hold securely the identity information of people under 16 years of age who hold a passport and of adults who hold a passport but have not yet enrolled on the National Identity Register.