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Identity Documents Act 2010

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2010-12

Last updated: 20 October 2011 at 17:26

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Long title

To make provision for and in connection with the repeal of the Identity Cards Act 2006.

Summary

The main purpose of this Bill is to abolish identity cards and the National Identity Register; it repeals the Identity Cards Act 2006. There are no provisions for refunding existing cardholders.

A small number of provisions in the 2006 Act – unrelated to ID cards – reappear in the Bill. These cover offences relating to the possession and manufacture of false identity documents such as passports and driving licences. The Bill also re-enacts data-sharing provisions in the 2006 Act designed to verify information provided in connection with passport applications. Identification cards for non-EEA nationals are not affected by the provisions.

Sponsoring departments

Home Office
Mrs Theresa May
Conservative, Maidenhead
Home Office
Baroness Neville-Jones
Conservative, Life peer

Current version of the Bill

HL Bill 35 2010-11 (Commons Disagreement and Reason)
16 December 2010
Lords

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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