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Committee seeks clarity on ID cards

PUBLISHED July 30, 2004

The Commons home affairs committee has backed in principle government plans for identity cards, but has said that a range of problems must first be addressed.

In a report on the controversial proposals released on Friday, a majority of the MPs gave the scheme their support.
But two committee members - Labour's David Winnick and Bob Russell of the Liberal Democrats - rejected the Home Office initiative altogether. And the main report said several aspects were "poorly thought out".