Identity Documents Bill

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The Identity Documents Bill is a legislative programme that initiated by the Coalition Government and announced in the Queen's Speech on 25 May 2010 as being a law that mandated the scrapping of the ID card scheme introduced under New Labour in the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11. It also promised to destroy all related data that is kept in the National Identity Register.[1]

The introduction of the Bill and its proposals to scrap ID cards is expected to save the UK £4.5 billion.[2]


  1. Home Office legislative programme announced Home Office, 25 May 2010, accessed 27.05.10
  2. Alan Travis, ID cards scheme to be scrapped within 100 days the Guardian, 27 May 2010, accessed 27.05.10

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