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Identity Cards

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) his Department and (b) the Identity and Passport Service has had discussions with (i) the Local Government Association, (ii) London councils, (iii) passenger transport executives and (iv) local authorities on the use of identity cards to help administer the concessionary bus fare scheme. (323808)

[holding answer 23 March 2010]: There have been no such discussions. However, identity cards and the National Identity Register should provide a number of opportunities to deliver public services more efficiently and effectively in the future.