HC Deb 15 November 1977 vol 939 c131W
Mr. Peter Mills

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why people are allowed to register first their national insurance number and obtain it before questions are asked as to birth and marriage certificates and similar matters.

Mr. Orme

Our local officers ask applicants for national insurance numbers to produce evidence of identity before a number is issued. According to the circumstances, this evidence may take the form of a passport or of a birth or marriage certificate.

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