Identity Documents Bill — New Clause 4 — Transfer of information from National Identity Register to Identity and Passport Service — 15 Sep 2010 at 16:00
David Laws MP, Yeovil voted not to allow ID cards to continue to be used as passports after the ID card system is scrapped.
The majority of MPs voted not to transfer data from the National Identity Register to the passport database so that existing ID cards could continue to be used as passports.
The text of the proposed new clause which MPs rejected was:
- 'The Secretary of State must ensure that any information recorded in the National Identity Register which-
- (a) relates to a person ("P") who has indicated that P wishes to retain P's identity card until its expiry date, and
- (b) is relevant to an application by P for a passport is transferred to the Identity and Passport Service.'.
The intended purpose of the proposed new clause was explained during the debate in a speech by Labour MP Meg Hillier.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||248 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.7%|
|Lab||0||193 (+2 tell)||0||75.6%|