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Identity Cards: Police

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued to police (a) forces and (b) officers on the use of identity cards in policing. (285942)

In addition to the general guidance published on the Identity Card for Foreign Nationals, the UK Border Agency has engaged with representatives from police forces and produced guidance about the use of identity cards. This guidance is reviewed regularly and updates will be issued whenever necessary.

In respect of identity cards issued to British citizens, the Identity and Passport Service has yet to produce any guidance on identity cards and will be producing guidance on the security features to be incorporated in the identity cards issued to later this year.