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Identity Cards

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from what date applications for identity cards from the general population will be received. (294479)

[holding answer 20 October 2009]: As from 20 October 2009, the provisions in the Identity Cards Act 2006 were commenced so as to enable applications to be made for identity cards at a fee of £30. This has applied initially to people working in the Home Office, the Identity and Passport Service and elsewhere who are engaged on work relating to the issue of identity cards and later in 2009 will be extended to residents of Greater Manchester and to airside workers at Manchester and London City airports.