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Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:19 pm on 20th December 2004.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet 6:19 pm, 20th December 2004

It is all right; you have injury time.

The Home Secretary is talking about introducing technology that will be outdated by the time it is of any use. As if that is not bad enough, he is asking the House to consider the Bill in six sittings of a Committee. A lot of people on both sides of the House would go with the Bill if the Home Secretary were prepared to submit it to a Joint Committee of both Houses.