Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:32 pm on 28th June 2005.

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Photo of John Hemming John Hemming Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley 9:32 pm, 28th June 2005

Does the hon. Gentleman share my concern about the impact of clause 6? If someone cut their finger and did not tell the Government they would be liable to a civil penalty of £1,000. Indeed, a stealth tax on shaving would be imposed on hon. Members who shaved off their beards, as they would have to pay a fine of £1,000 if they did not tell the Government.