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ID Cards

Asked whether he thought the ID cards scheme could have been used to solve various problems in the future had it been completed, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that scrapping the scheme had been a longstanding commitment of the Government. The Government did not think it was effective and represented wasteful bureaucracy and an intrusion into peoples’ lives.

Put that the argument had always been that ID cards were a counter-terrorism measure and was that now not the case and whether ID cards would ever be reintroduced in the future, the PMS replied that the Government would continue to protect UK borders. The PMS added that he would not speculate on what future Governments might do.

Asked why the Government wasn’t compensating people who had already been issued with ID cards, the PMS said that the number of people who had been issued with ID cards was relatively small and we had taken the decision not to refund them. The PMS said that most of those people would have been aware that there was the potential for this scheme to be discontinued.

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