MP's call for review of ID card scheme

 In an Early Day Motion raised on 25th June and published yesterday, raised by Katy Clark has obtained 35 signatures, in which MP's call on the new Prime Minister to launch a full review of the National Identity Card scheme (which I hope includes the NIR), including an option to cancel the entire project.

The EDM states:

That this House welcomes the comments by the right hon. Member for
Blackburn that the National Identity Card scheme may be subject to
review under a new Prime Minister; notes that the costs of the project
have already risen by an extra £840 million in the last six months to
£5.75 billion; further notes that the Treasury has not approved the
substantive budget for the National Identity Card scheme; believes that
the costs will continue to rise placing an additional burden upon the
taxpayer; and calls upon the Government to launch a full review of the
National Identity Card scheme including an option to cancel the entire


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