Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:14 pm on 28th June 2005.

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Photo of Douglas Hogg Douglas Hogg Conservative, Sleaford and North Hykeham 7:14 pm, 28th June 2005

Is there not an additional element in the cost, which has not been taken into account? Other parties have made it plain that they will not implement the scheme. That being the case, either the contractors will impose a very high penalty cost in the contract or there will be a very high premium—neither of which have been allowed for by Government Front Benchers.