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Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:13 pm on 20th December 2004.

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Photo of Peter Lilley Peter Lilley Conservative, Hitchin and Harpenden 7:13 pm, 20th December 2004

The hon. Gentleman seems to be trying to argue in favour of identity cards on the basis of how complicated the procedures for establishing entitlement are. Is he not actually saying that, if the card is to be used as an entitlement, it will contain a vast array of information over and above what the Government have described so that the user's entitlement or otherwise can be established?