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Support for identity cards falls

Posted By admin On December 11, 2008 @ 1:12 pm In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The number in favour of ID cards fell 5% in three months. In August this year 60% of those questioned said they supported the scheme, but by November that figure was 55%.

Opposition to the £4.7 billion scheme grew by 2% in the same period to just over a quarter.

Some 42% of those questioned thought ID cards wouldn’t disrupt terrorists and 39% thought they wouldn’t stop illegal immigrants. Of those opposed to ID cards, a third said they would be an infringement of civil rights, and a quarter thought they were a waste of money.


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But 73% said they would help people working in secure locations prove their identity.

Home Office minister Meg Hillier said: “Our research shows that over the last 18 months, support for the National Identity Scheme has remained high averaging 60%.

“We are committed to carry on the work to communicate the real and recognisable benefits identity cards are starting to bring.


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[3] British identity cards will be covered in EU symbols: http://www.prisonplanet.com/british-identity-cards-will-be-covered-in-eu-symbols.html

[4] First ID cards for Britons from autumn next year, Jacqui Smith to say: http://www.prisonplanet.com/first-id-cards-for-britons-from-autumn-next-year-jacqui-smith-to-say.html

[5] Younger teens ‘to get ID cards’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/younger-teens-to-get-id-cards.html

[6] First British ID Cards Introduced: http://www.prisonplanet.com/first-british-id-cards-introduced.html

[7] No ID Card, No Purchase: ID cards ‘could use chip and pin’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-id-card-no-purchase-id-cards-could-use-chip-and-pin.html

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