§ 38. Mr. Favell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people for whom he has responsibility carry an identity card.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
This information is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, idendity cards are carried by all regular members of Her Majesty's forces and by most reservists. Various MOD civilian staff also carry identification cards, mainly when serving in service establishments or with Her Majesty's forces afloat or overseas. Dependents of service and MOD personnel serving overseas may also carry identity cards. Security passes, warrants and other documents are also issued to service and civilian personnel as required for the execution of their duties.