Identity Cards

Home Department written question – answered on 25th February 2008.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria the Government will use to determine whether an identity card is to be required in order for a public service to be provided.

Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Identity)

Identity cards will provide the most reliable and convenient method of proving identity and will help in the more efficient delivery of public services.

However, there are no plans at this stage to make the delivery of particular public services dependent on the production of an identity card.

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