Identity Card Bill

Charles raises concerns that ID cards will not serve any real purpose with regard to national security

Mr. Charles Walker (Broxbourne) (Con): Will the Secretary of State tell the House how he believes ID cards protected the people of New York on 11 September 2001? The Government talk about national security, but ID cards clearly did not help in those circumstances, or subsequently in Madrid.

Mr. Clarke: I will come to that matter in a second.


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