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National Identity Register

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to make use of data on the National Identity Register when it is established; and what the estimated cost to his Department of that use is.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

DWP will be working with the Home Office prior to the introduction of the national identity scheme to establish how data held on the proposed National Identity Register might be used to provide easier access to DWP benefits and services for our customers. It is too early in the process to identify estimated costs and benefits.

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