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Clause 1 — The National Identity Register

Part of Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 18th October 2005.

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Photo of Douglas Hogg Douglas Hogg Conservative, Sleaford and North Hykeham 5:30 pm, 18th October 2005

The Minister is dealing with what is deemed to be in the public interest. Will he tell the House which aspects of government do not fall within the definition of

"securing the efficient and effective provision of public services"?

Most of us believe that it could extend to any function of government of every kind.