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Archives for 'ID Cards' category.

Image problem - The Guardian

'David Blunkett's plan for a national ID card has sparked a furious row. But will it work? And how? SA Mathieson investigates' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:31 PM Thu 20 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
Support for national ID cards falls sharply - The Independent

'Public support for national identity cards has dropped sharply in the past two years, despite the enthusiastic support of David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, for their introduction.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:04 PM Wed 19 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Independent
Blunkett in threat to quit on ID cards - The Times

'DAVID BLUNKETT was poised to resign from the cabinet if he had not got his way over identity cards, it has emerged.' link

Posted by SteveC at 10:23 AM Sun 16 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Times
ID cards may cut queues but learn lessons of history, warn Europeans - The Guardian

'The words "papers please" have terrible echoes of Europe's most repressive history. The rounding up of Jews, the oppression of migrant workers, and the removal of political undesirables have all been made easier by efficient identity controls.' link

Posted by SteveC at 10:53 AM Sat 15 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
The eyes have it - The Guardian

'There are few things more risky in politics than admitting you have changed your mind about a policy you have always vehemently opposed. If you have recently become a minister as well, you can expect the sneers to come thick and fast that your principles have been squashed under the weight of the red box.'link

Posted by SteveC at 10:33 PM Wed 12 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
What will it mean for me? - The Guardian

'When you renew your passport or driving licence in four years time you won't just have to fill in a countersigned form and provide a recent photograph. Instead you will find you will also have to go to your nearest post office or registry office and have your fingerprints "taken" electronically and your eyes scanned so that the unique pattern of your iris can be stored on a new electronic database.' link

Posted by SteveC at 10:01 PM Wed 12 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
10,000 to test eye scan and fingerprint scheme - The Guardian

'The electronic "biometric" eye scans and fingerprints that lie at the heart of the new national identity card scheme are to be tested by 10,000 volunteers in a six month Home Office trial starting in the next few weeks.' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:58 PM Wed 12 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
ID cards are on the way - The Guardian

'Millions of people in Britain will start receiving their compulsory national identity cards in only four years time under the detailed plans unveiled by the home secretary, David Blunkett, yesterday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:55 PM Wed 12 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
Blunkett outlines ID card plans - BBC

'All UK citizens could be forced to have some form of identity card by 2013, David Blunkett has said.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:40 PM Tue 11 Nov 2003 Categories: BBC , ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News
Support for identity cards - BBC

'DAVID FROST: Well that's exactly what I wanted to talk about second, so you're spot on there. And in fact, while we're on the how it works bit, I mean people think it's going to be more complicated obviously than a credit card, some people say well we've got passports why do we need this, but is it because of all the extra devices, the retinal spotting and so on? What is, what is the way to make an ID card, a compulsory ID card, work?' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:48 PM Mon 10 Nov 2003 Categories: BBC , ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News
Our missing million - The Observer

'The reason why a national identity card could be a fiasco to compare with the Child Support Agency is the same reason why the population of Manchester jumped by 29,500 last week, why 800,000 healthy young men vanished in the 1990s and why serious newspapers should stop treating the results of opinion polls as facts. A significant minority of the public is refusing to co-operate with officialdom. Every variety of survey and poll is being affected, says Professor Roger Jowell, the former director of the British Social Attitudes Survey, now at City University, London. 'It used to be when you said you were doing something for the Government, people would feel they had a duty to co-operate. Now they say "screw you".' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:43 PM Mon 10 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Observer
Mandatory ID cards backed by police chief - The Times

'THE head of the Metropolitan Police gave public backing yesterday to the introduction of compulsory identity cards, describing them as an "absolutely essential" tool in the fight against terrorism.' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:40 PM Mon 10 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Times
Passport to next generation security - The Guardian

'he cabinet's decision yesterday to "proceed by incremental steps to build a base for a compulsory national identity card scheme" does little more than acknowledge that Britain is already well down that road without the need for new legislation.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:06 PM Fri 7 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
ID card decision delayed for years to defuse cabinet row - The Independent

'The cabinet agreed yesterday to draw up plans for a national identity card, but it will wait "until later this decade" to decide whether to make them compulsory.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:44 AM Fri 7 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Independent
Identity card scheme still alive despite bitter rift in the Cabinet - The Independent

'The Cabinet is expected to keep the prospect of a national identity card alive today despite a bitter row last night between senior ministers about the proposal.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:56 AM Thu 6 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Independent
'Bloodbath' at ID cards meeting - The Guardian

'The cabinet may be forced to take a political gamble today by agreeing to include a draft bill for identity cards in the Queen's speech after an "acrimonious" committee meeting yesterday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:46 AM Thu 6 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
Draft ID card bill slips into Queen's speech - The Register

'A draft bill to introduce ID cards in the UK is expected to be included in the Queen's speech later this month.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:57 AM Wed 5 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Register
Blair plans ID card strategy - The Times

'Mr Blair faces a further tactical problem, over identity cards. Their introduction is to be included in the Speech in the form of a draft Bill; this means it will not be debated until shortly before the next election. Ministers believe this will mean there is less opposition to it among MPs, as it has wide support among voters' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:13 PM Mon 3 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Times
Blair draft bill keeps ID card debate alive - The Times

'CABINET ministers are expected to call a truce over identity cards this week by agreeing to include the measure in the Queen's speech in the form of a draft bill.' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:53 AM Sun 2 Nov 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Times
Child protection scheme in disarray - The Guardian

'The government's plans to set up a database on every child in England to avoid a repetition of the circumstances leading to the murder of Victoria Climbié are in disarray because of inaccuracies in local records and data protection problems, it has emerged.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:51 AM Fri 24 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
Driving 10-year EU licence 'to cut fraud' - The Guardian

'New UK driving licences will no longer be valid until the age of 70 and will have to be renewed every 10 years under proposals for a standardised EU licence approved yesterday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:35 AM Thu 23 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
Darling joins cabinet opponents of ID card - The Guardian

'Tony Blair's hopes of winning cabinet support for identity cards have been dealt a further blow after Alistair Darling, the transport secretary, submitted a five-page cabinet letter opposing their introduction.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:33 AM Thu 23 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
Liberty groups attack plan for EU health ID card - The Telegraph

'The European Union took its first step yesterday towards the creation of an EU-wide health identity card able to store a range of biometric and personal data on a microchip by 2008. Approved by Union ministers in Luxembourg, the plastic disk will slide into the credit-card pouch of a wallet or purse.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:29 AM Thu 23 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Telegraph
Liberty groups attack plan for EU health ID card - The Telegraph

'The European Union took its first step yesterday towards the creation of an EU-wide health identity card able to store a range of biometric and personal data on a microchip by 2008. Approved by Union ministers in Luxembourg, the plastic disk will slide into the credit-card pouch of a wallet or purse.' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:25 AM Tue 21 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Telegraph
Child ID numbers to help fight abuse - The Guardian

'Identity numbers for children would be part of a tracking system to keep tabs on England's 11 million children. Each child would have a file including the name, address, date of birth, school and GP. If the child came to the attention of agencies such as education welfare, social services or police, the file would carry a flag giving contact details for the lead professional in charge of the case.' link

Posted by SteveC at 10:58 AM Fri 17 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Guardian
New 'snooper's charter' faces legal challenge - The Telegraph

'The so-called "snooper's charter", which will allow public agencies to gather data about telephone and email traffic, could be illegal, according to privacy campaigners.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:41 PM Thu 16 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Surveillance & Security News , The Telegraph
Blunkett struggles to keep ID cards on agenda - Financial Times

'David Blunkett is struggling to salvage his controversial scheme for compulsory identity cards as the cabinet remains split over the issue.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:57 PM Mon 13 Oct 2003 Categories: Financial Times , ID Cards
UK ID card scheme likely to be 'debacle', says Jack Straw - The Register

'UK home secretary David Blunkett's on-off ID card scheme may now be off for the foreseeable future, following the leak of highly critical letters from foreign secretary Jack Straw and the Treasury over the weekend. Straw, Blunkett's predecessor at the Home Office, warns of a "large-scale debacle," while the Treasury letter argues that the £40 fee for Blunkett's compulsory card would have to be categorised as a tax hike.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:42 PM Mon 13 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Register
Blair shelves ID card plan amid fears of public outcry - The Independent

'Plans to introduce identity cards for every citizen in Britain have been shelved after protests from ministers who argued that they were "flawed" and would spark a political backlash.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:41 PM Sun 12 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Independent
Identity crisis - The Observer

'Most of us, if asked, would be willing to sacrifice a degree of liberty in the cause of security. But, in a democratic nation, the balance between the two is delicate. A national identity card, vastly extending the state's knowledge of every citizen, would destroy that balance.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:39 PM Sun 12 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Observer
Ministers to dump 'useless' identity card - The Observer

'Downing Street is set to dump controversial proposals to force everyone in Britain to have an identity card, after new evidence revealed that the scheme would be 'close to useless' in the fight against terrorism.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:38 PM Sun 12 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Observer
Full text of letter from Paul Boateng to David Blunkett - The Times

'First, the analysis needs to set out the various problems we are seeking to tackle, and the options, including ID cards, for addressing them. There may well be alternative options that would provide us with a series of quick wins with much lower risks and costs. Some of these were explored in the Cabinet Office review of identity fraud last year.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:36 PM Sun 12 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Times
Full text of letter from Jack Straw to David Blunkett - The Times

'We remain as far apart as ever on the acceptability of charging. How will we get people to accept a fee when asylum seekers get the card free?' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:33 PM Sun 12 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Times
Cabinet revolt over ID cards - The Times

'LEAKED cabinet papers reveal a plot by Jack Straw and Gordon Brown to scupper Tony Blair's plans to introduce compulsory identity cards.

The foreign secretary and the Treasury have written confidential letters to cabinet colleagues strongly condemning the plans drawn up by David Blunkett, the home secretary.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:29 PM Sun 12 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Times
Blair becomes a convert to national identity cards - The Times

'THE Prime Minister has thrown his full weight behind national identity cards, making it the first test of his pledge to confront the "tough choices" facing the country.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:33 PM Thu 2 Oct 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Times
ID cards protect civil liberties - Blair - The Register

'The Prime Minster has given his strongest support yet for the introductiuon of identity cards in UK.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:31 PM Tue 30 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Register
Secret go-ahead for ID card database - The Guardian

'The cabinet has secretly given the go-ahead to the chancellor, Gordon Brown, to set up Britain's first national population computer database that is the foundation stone for a compulsory identity card scheme.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:29 PM Tue 30 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Guardian
Scots teenagers to be issued with ID cards - The Scotsman

'EVERY secondary school pupil in Scotland is to be issued with an ID card bearing his or her name, age and address, under a controversial government scheme branded last night as an assault on privacy.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:59 PM Sun 28 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Scotsman
Hewitt is first minister to oppose identity cards - The Independent

'The rift in the Cabinet over compulsory identity cards deepened yesterday after Patricia Hewitt, the Trade and Industry Secretary, spelt out her "grave reservations".' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:01 PM Sat 27 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Independent
Will cost and controversy keep Britain ID-free? - Silicon.com

'While David Blunkett may be keen on getting identity cards into the hands and wallets of the British public, it seems that a lack of government support could keep the UK ID-free for a while yet.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:38 PM Tue 23 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Silicon.com
Identity politics - The Guardian

'David Blunkett has long considered national identity cards as the answer. In the home secretary's mind, it is just that the British public has yet to ask the question. There is good reason for this: voters are reluctant to let government keep tabs on them and do not trust ministers to protect their privacy. History also points in the opposite direction to Mr Blunkett's hunches. Compulsory identity cards have been used during two world wars - but were dropped in peacetime. The home secretary appears undeterred.' link

Posted by SteveC at 09:17 AM Tue 23 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Guardian
Blunkett pushes ID cards debate - BBC

'David Blunkett wants proposals for ID cards to be included in the forthcoming Queen's Speech. The home secretary told BBC One's Breakfast with Frost programme he wanted a bill for the introduction of national identity cards to go before Parliament in the autumn.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:10 PM Sun 21 Sep 2003 Categories: BBC , ID Cards
Cabinet split delays ID cards plan - The Guardian

'The home secretary, David Blunkett's plans to introduce a national scheme of identity cards have been held up by objections from leading cabinet members, including Peter Hain, the leader of the Commons, Patricia Hewitt, the trade secretary, and Charles Clarke, the education secretary.' link

Posted by SteveC at 08:55 AM Thu 18 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Guardian
Children to be protected by ID cards - The Telegraph

'Every child in England is to be given a credit card-style ID number in reforms aimed at preventing a repeat of the murder of Victoria Climbie, the Government has announced.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:05 PM Mon 15 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Telegraph
Blunkett: Cabinet split over ID cards - The Independent

'Cabinet members have expressed "perfectly reasonable scepticism" at plans for a national ID card, the Home Secretary said yesterday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:30 AM Fri 12 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Independent
Blunkett fights on to save his ID card - The Guardian

'He candidly told the Commons home affairs select committee in a progress report that the cabinet was split down the middle. But he dismissed reports that John Prescott and Gordon Brown led the opposition. Mr Blunkett's strongest supporter is believed to be Tony Blair.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:28 AM Fri 12 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Guardian
Blunkett's ID cards blocked in Cabinet - The Telegraph

'David Blunkett was battling to save his flagship identity card plan last night after failing to win Cabinet backing for legislation in the next session of Parliament.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:26 AM Fri 12 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
Public backs ID cards but balks at £40 fee, poll says - The Telegraph

'The public overwhelmingly supports the idea of compulsory identity cards, says a YouGov opinion poll published today in The Telegraph. But it strongly objects to having to pay £40 for them.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:57 PM Mon 8 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Telegraph
Prescott and Brown move to block Blair's ID card plan - The Telegraph

'Tony Blair is facing a Cabinet revolt over the introduction of compulsory identity cards as senior ministers press him to tone down his radical agenda in the run-up to the next general election.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:50 PM Sun 7 Sep 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
ID cards to be tested in 'a small market town' - The Guardian

'The Home Office confirmed last night that a six-month trial, testing the use of new generation fingerprint and eye-scanning technology, would be completed by April to "assess customer perceptions and reactions" and estimate costs. It is believed that the trial will be carried out in an as yet unnamed small market town with a population of about 10,000.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:29 PM Wed 27 Aug 2003 Categories: ID Cards , The Guardian
Too-expensive ID card system 'still some years away' - The Telegraph

'The introduction of identity cards is still some years away, Tony Blair indicated yesterday. Although he supported ID cards in principle, he said huge logistical and cost issues must be resolved.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:17 AM Thu 31 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
I will fight Labour repression, pledges new head of Liberty - The Telegraph

'The new head of Liberty yesterday committed the civil rights campaign group to resisting the Government's plans to introduce compulsory ID cards and to finding allies beyond the organisation's traditional left-wing support base.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:15 AM Thu 31 Jul 2003 Categories: Human Rights , ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
Blair shoots down UK ID card scheme - The Register

'UK Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday knocked the wheels off Home Secretary David Blunkett's ID card bandwagon, citing "huge logistical and cost issues that need to be resolved" before the cards can be implemented. If words such as "privacy" and "freedom" also figured in his reasoning he neglected to share this with us, but he pointed out that the last government (by which he presumably means Tory government, rather than the one he himself baked earlier) had examined the issue "over a period of years" and had come to similar conclusions.'link

Posted by SteveC at 11:12 AM Thu 31 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Register
Identity cards won't stop the terrorists: they're only a fig leaf - The Telegraph

'This volume of correspondence is unprecedented, vastly exceeding the
response to anything I have written before. Many of those who support us
begin with a disclaimer: "I am no Left-wing civil rights fanatic,
but...", and then they go on to express revulsion that the British are
to be monitored like the Poles were under Jaruzelski, and the Chinese
are today...'

Posted by SteveC at 02:56 PM Fri 25 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
Tories join attack on Blunkett over compulsory ID cards plan - The Telegraph

'The Conservatives yesterday joined civil rights groups in voicing opposition to the Government's proposals to introduce compulsory identity cards and criticised David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, for masking his true intentions behind "spin and obscurity".' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:00 PM Thu 17 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
How Mr Willcock's brush with Pc Muckle struck a blow for freedom - The Telegraph

'If opponents of identity cards want a champion, they need look no further than the late Clarence Henry Willcock. He was the last person prosecuted in Britain for refusing to produce his wartime ID card and he spearheaded a public campaign that led to their abolition 50 years ago.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:19 PM Sat 12 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
Inside Blunkett's police state - The Telegraph

'The day for compulsory registration on the new national identity databank is at hand. Every man, woman and child over 16 must report to a police station to be issued with their cards at a cost of £40 each.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:16 PM Sat 12 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
'Magic eye' ID cards clear Cabinet hurdle - The Telegraph

'David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, is to press ahead next week with plans to introduce a compulsory identity card backed by a national citizens' database.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:15 PM Sat 12 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
The plastic revolution - The Guardian

'Storing potentially vast amounts of sensitive data about every citizen in one place presents dangers. One would have to be supremely naive to believe that the information would only ever be used for benign purposes. You might trust this government, Martin, but what about the next one, or the one after that?'

Posted by SteveC at 04:10 PM Sat 12 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Guardian
UK ID scheme complex, costly, won't work, says expert - The Register

'UK home secretary and serial control freak David Blunkett's national ID card scheme has come under fire from an unlikely source - the company currently deploying Belgium's national ID card scheme. This has a certain piquancy, given that Blunkett thinks the UK is "out of kilter" with Europe on ID cards, yet here we have an outfit that knows what it's talking about reckoning that he is out of kilter with ID card thinking.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:11 PM Fri 11 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Register
Plans for '£40 ID cards - BBC

'People aged over 16 in the UK may soon have to pay nearly £40 for a compulsory identity card, it is being reported.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:06 PM Tue 8 Jul 2003 Categories: BBC , ID Cards , Privacy
ID CARDS SCHEME BLASTED - The Mirror

'CIVIL rights groups yesterday slammed proposals for compulsory ID cards. Home Secretary David Blunkett wants to press ahead with the controversial £1.6billion scheme, despite the concerns of civil liberties groups.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:23 PM Mon 7 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Mirror
ID hi - The Sun

'WHY should anyone object to having an ID card?
Being able to establish who you are can be very useful.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:22 PM Mon 7 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Sun
Blunkett plan for ID cards for adults denounced by civil liberties groups - The Independent

'David Blunkett provoked a storm of protest yesterday from civil liberties groups over plans for the introduction of identity cards in Britain. In a leaked letter to John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Home Secretary sets out proposals to charge every person about £39 to carry an electronic identity card.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:19 PM Mon 7 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Independent
Blunkett's ID cards 'threat to freedom' - The Telegraph

'David Blunkett was accused by civil liberties campaigners last night of planning "the biggest threat to freedom since the Second World War" after a leaked memo showed he is pushing the Cabinet to back national identity cards for everyone aged 16 and over.' link

Posted by SteveC at 06:18 PM Mon 7 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , The Telegraph
Blunkett has "underestimated" cost of ID cards - Silicon.com

'The real cost of national ID cards could be double or even triple the £40 claimed by Home Secretary David Blunkett in a leaked cabinet document.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:13 PM Mon 7 Jul 2003 Categories: ID Cards , Privacy , Silicon.com
5031 ID card responses counted as just 1 - Hansard

'The Earl of Northesk asked Her Majesty's Government:
How, in calculating the statistical response to the Home Office consultation on the proposal to introduce identity cards, they intend to treat the 5,029 submissions from the Stand website on the matter. [HL3123]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: 5,031 emails have been received via the Stand website in response to the Government's consultation exercise on entitlement cards. They will be counted in the same way as other inspired samples or surveys of opinion which by their nature cannot be representative of the population as a whole. Another example is the response to an ITV Teletext survey which showed 2:1 support for a card scheme.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:12 PM Mon 23 Jun 2003 Categories: Hansard , ID Cards
The lost ID card responses - Hansard

'Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many responses to the entitlement card consultation were received via the Stand website; and how many were (a) in favour and (b) against. [116170]

Beverley Hughes: 5,031 emails have been received via the Stand website. 4,856 expressed views against an entitlement card scheme, 44 expressed views in favour. A further 131 contained obvious false information, for example a made-up email address or were judged highly likely to be duplicates.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:06 PM Mon 23 Jun 2003 Categories: Hansard , ID Cards
Public oppose ID card scheme - BBC

'The UK Government has finally admitted that the public are overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of a national ID card.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:00 PM Thu 19 Jun 2003 Categories: BBC , Govt. Consultations , ID Cards
ID card 'tricks' anger net users - BBC

'Net activists are pressing the UK Government to explain what has happened to thousands of public responses that expressed doubts about the merits of ID cards. ' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:31 PM Fri 30 May 2003 Categories: BBC , ID Cards