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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

I strongly agree. One of the most important humanitarian motives for supporting the Bill should be that it is one of the most effective means of attacking the people trafficking that leads to near-slave labour in many parts of this country. ID cards will help us to do that, and those who oppose the Bill need to face up to that fact.

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James Berry
Posted on 22 Dec 2004 10:58 am (Report this annotation)

How? Surely the existence of penalties for not having a card will deter people even more from coming into contact with any area of officialdom including those which may actually be able to help them?