March 11, 2010
The government expects to have issued 17 million ID cards by 2017, Home Secretary Alan Johnson told the Commons yesterday.
Johnson was responding to a question from his Tory shadow, Chris Grayling, who asked: “What proportion of the estimated 49 million products to be issued between April 2012 and March 2017 … will be identity cards?”
Johnson replied: “Approximately 49 million products will be issued over the period April 2012 to March 2017 of which we expect approximately 32 million passports and 17 million identity cards.”
These wouldn’t necessarily all be different IDs, so to speak, with some accounted for by replacements of lost or stolen cards and passports.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 11:25 am