HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c429W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment 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. Ridley

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr. Darling) on 15 December at columns 1080–82.