National Identity Card Scheme

Home Department written question – answered on 9th July 2007.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress has been made on the National Identity Card Scheme; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration)

The Government remain committed to the introduction of the national identity scheme.

ID cards are essential in combating identity fraud and illegal immigration and in disrupting organised crime and the continued threat of terrorism.

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