Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 28th June 2005.

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Photo of Charles Clarke Charles Clarke Home Secretary 3:31 pm, 28th June 2005

There are two points to make in response to that. First, the organisations concerned will decide whether they want to follow that course. Forms of identity can be used other than the ID card if that is more appropriate, but they will decide. Secondly, all of this has to be compliant with the current disability legislation; that is self-evident and that is how it stands.

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Alan Taylor
Posted on 1 Jul 2005 5:16 pm (Report this annotation)

On this point can Charles Clarke assure us that the wording of this bill if en-acted will permit legal action to be taken against private sector whom decide that they require you to produce an ID card to gain from their services etc. also local authorities because you keep refering to public libraries which are controlled usually by County Councils will not be exempted from prosecution if they do decide to take the governments route of ID card identification.