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Minister stands firm on ID cards

PUBLISHED March 22, 2005

The government is determined to press ahead with its plans to introduce a national ID card system, Home Office minister Baroness Scotland has said.

Having a "clear, unequivocal and unique form of identification" offered clear benefits, she told peers as she opened the second reading debate on the Bill.
The Lib Dems oppose the plans on civil liberties grounds, and the Tories have criticised the detail of the plans.
The Bill is expected to run out of time when a general election is announced.