HC Deb 18 October 1945 vol 414 cc1356-7
41. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Health whether he will now state the Government's intention regarding the continued retention and issue of identity cards throughout the country.

The Minister of Health (Mr. Aneurin Bevan)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for Altrincham and Sale (Colonel Erroll) on the 11th October, of which I am sending him a copy.

Mr. De la Bère

Is the Minister aware of one central and vital fact—that we want to lead our own lives in our own way in our own country, without being continually regulated?

Mr. Bevan

I share the hon. Member's repugnance to these various Regulations, but this particular Regulation serves a very useful purpose still, so long as rationing continues.