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Identity Cards

Volume 589: debated on Monday 11 May 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Answer by the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 28 April (H.L. Deb., col. 144), whether they will list the benefits and disadvantages of a national identity card scheme for the United Kingdom. [HL1718]

The possible benefits and disadvantages of different types of national identity card schemes were discussed in the 1995 Green Paper Identity Cards: A consultation document, and the 1996 Home Affairs Committee Fourth Report on Identity Cards. The Government will continue to look at the arguments, but have not as yet reached any conclusions.