Identity Cards Bill — Report of Costs and Benefits — 16 Jan 2006 at 17:22
- Before the Identity Cards laws can be enforced, the Government must publish a detailed report stating all the costs of the system since 2004 and a cost estimate by year for the next ten years, and a statement of the expected benefits of the system.
The majority of MPs in the House of Commons subsequently voted to remove this requirement from the proposed law.
-  Baroness Noakes, House of Lords, 16 January 2006
-  Commencement: Report on costs and benefits, Identity Cards Bill, Clause 44
-  Report of Costs and Benefits - rejected, House of Commons, 13 February 2006
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Baroness Greengross||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Viscount Montgomery of Alamein||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Moser||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Powell of Bayswater||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Robertson of Port Ellen||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Barnett||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws||Lab||aye|
|Lord Sheldon||Lab (minister)||aye|