Individual Electoral Registration

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:30 pm on 15th September 2010.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office 12:30 pm, 15th September 2010

I thank my hon. Friend for his question. The whole point of using the national insurance number as the check is that it is a number that is attached to the individual. I think my hon. Friend and Mr Harris were in danger of anticipating the debate to come on removing ID cards and the national identity register.