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Queen's recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to
That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Identity Cards Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—
(1) such allowances to be paid to the National Identity Scheme Commissioner as the Treasury may determine;
(2) any sums authorised or required to be paid by the Secretary of State for or in connection with the carrying out of his functions under that Act; and
(3) any increase attributable to that Act in the sums which are payable out of money so provided under any other Act.— [Mr. Heppell.]
The House divided: Ayes 311, Noes 219.