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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 Richard Shepherd Richard Shepherd Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills 5:30 pm, 18th October 2005

I should be grateful if the Minister returned to the question asked by my right hon. and learned Friend Mr. Hogg. He referred the Minister to paragraph (e) of subsection (4)—

"for the purpose of securing the efficient and effective provision of public services".

What falls outside that in the public interest? That was the question put to the Minister, but he merely referred us back to that paragraph. Will he please give a justification or an answer?