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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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Eric Metcalfe: I think it will be negligible, that it will have no negative impact. In fact, I think it will divert public funds elsewhere. For example, if you want to strengthen airport security, far better spend the money on effective measures than on identity cards. Similarly,  there are many other measures that can be used to combat illegal immigration or fraud that address those matters more directly, rather than the implementation of a general scheme.