§ Mr. Bernie Grant
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many submissions he has received in respect of the introduction of identity cards which expressed specific concerns as to the impact such cards would have on the black and ethnic minority communities; 
(2) when he expects his Department to provide a full report on the public consultation on the subject of identity cards; and how his Department now intends to proceed on this issue. 658W
§ Mr. Sackville
We received some 3,000 replies to the Green Paper on identity cards and I intend to make available shortly a summary of the responses. The Government have yet to decide whether an identity card should be introduced and, if so, what type of identity card scheme to propose.