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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 26th November 2007.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office) 2:30 pm, 26th November 2007

I do not look forward to the day when the National Audit Office or anybody else asks for that information and is sent it. Let us look at the other aspect of identity cards: the question of protection. The Home Office is currently prototyping a European-wide identity card project called Project Stork. How will it prevent a repetition of the disaster of the past few weeks when sensitive personal data are held not by one Government but by 27?