HC Deb 16 March 1998 vol 308 cc509-10W
Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received regarding a national young person's identity card; and if he will make a statement. [34493]

Mr. George Howarth

Hon. Members, members of the public and other interest groups make regular representations to me for and against national identity cards, and with various purposes in mind including reducing under-age sales. However, the issues go wider than that. We are considering the options, but have no current plans to introduce a national identity card scheme.