Identity Documents Bill

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This article is part of the Counter-Terrorism Portal project of Spinwatch.

The Identity Documents Bill is a legislative programme that was initiated by the Coalition Government and announced in the Queens Speech on 25 May 2010 as being a prospective law that would legalise the scrapping of the ID card scheme introduced under New Labour in the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11. It also promises 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