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Identity Documents Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:43 am on 29th June 2010.

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Shami Chakrabarti: I appreciate that this was part of the ambition, but I never believed that the identity card would be a unifying thing, that we would all be more British and more cohesive as a society if we all carried  our ID card—quite the reverse. I shared Ms Abbott’s view that requiring people to hold compulsory cards, which in the end is where it would go—