HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c386W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security 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. Peter Lloyd

I refer the hon. Member to the reply my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department gave to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr. Darling) on 15 December at column 1080.