holding answer 9 June 2010
The Identity Documents Bill presented to Parliament on 26 May 2010 confirms the commitment in the Coalition Agreement to scrap ID cards and destroy the National Identity Register. The information contained on the National Identity Register which is additional to that held on the UK passport database includes fingerprints, National Insurance Number, details from identity card applications, changes to names and address following issue of the document, and personal questions and answers allowing such changes to be made securely to an individual's entry on the National Identity Register. The 2006 Act provided for up to 50 pieces of personal information to be stored from each person on the National Identity Register.
The existing UK passport database will continue to support the issuing of passports and to hold the same information as that currently requires.