HC Deb 21 December 1988 vol 144 c334W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether his Department has investigated, or is currently studying, the usefulness of a national identity card to his departmental responsibilities; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Donald Thompson

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr. Darling) by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department on 15 December at column 1080. This subject is kept under review but my Department has no responsibilities at present requiring the issue of identity cards.