Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:10 pm on 28th June 2005.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick Labour, Walsall North 5:10 pm, 28th June 2005

No one would deny the obvious, which is that biometric cards would be that much more difficult to forge. We can take that for granted, but it is difficult to believe that international criminal gangs—they are very different from the round-the-corner gangs—that would have so much incentive to forge these cards would not try to do so. It is also difficult to believe that they would not prove successful in some respects. So even on the issue of forgery, we should not be too complacent.