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Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:22 pm on 20th December 2004.

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Photo of Martin Linton Martin Linton PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons 8:22 pm, 20th December 2004

Will not my hon. Friend accept that bank card fraud is so easy precisely because of the lack of biometric identification? With biometrics, and identity anchored firmly to a biometric card, many of the avenues for bank fraud and fraud against public services would be closed.