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Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:08 pm on 20th December 2004.

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Photo of Charles Clarke Charles Clarke Home Secretary 5:08 pm, 20th December 2004

Not at the moment.

I repeat what I said earlier: we have already considered a draft Bill and had a public consultation exercise, and the Home Affairs Committee has already looked at the matter. The policy comes not out of the blue sky, but after a lengthy public consultation.


Graham Marsden
Posted on 29 Dec 2004 7:26 pm (Report this annotation)

A "public consultation" which was more like a "stealth consultation" given the lack of publicity the Home Office gave it...