§ 87. Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will replace passports by identity cards such as are used for movement between the countries of the European Economic Community, limiting these identity cards for travel between the United Kingdom and those countries represented at the Council of Europe.
§ Mr. George Thomson
No. Simplified "British Visitors Passports" may already be used for travel to all members countries of the Council of Europe except Cyprus, which has not so far asked to be included in the scheme. In view of this I see no reason to re-introduce identity cards for the limited purpose proposed by the hon. Gentleman. I would refer him to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Swindon (Mr. Francis Noel-Baker) on 3rd May.