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Identity Cards: Freedom of Information

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Identity Cards Gateway Review will be published under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. (258828)

I have been asked to reply.

On 19 February 2009 the Information Tribunal ordered Office of Government Commerce to disclose two Gate 0 reports, dated June 2003 and January 2004, on the Identity Cards Programme. OGC, in consultation with Ministers, officials at the Home Office and MoJ, are currently considering the detail of the decision. OGC has until 19 March 2009 to disclose the reports or to appeal further.