Tuesday, March 21, 2006

ID cards - latest

I am beginning to lose count over the number of times the ID cards bill is being sent from one House to another. Today, we will expect more discussion about the ID cards in the House of Commons. If the latest news reports are correct, then we may see a compromise made by the Liberal Democrats and Conservative peers in the House of Lords should the amendments be rejected by the House of Commons. According to the reports, it is suggested that the Bill's requirement that people must get an ID card when applying for a passport is voluntary for five years and will become compulsory in 5 years ie. 2012. I am including a link to the progress of the ID cards. We'll have to wait and see what developments arises, but hopefully, the Parliament Act will not be invoked to force this Bill through.

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