Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Identity Cards on 19th December 1988.
Mr. Cohen To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. Major I refer the hon. Member to the reply that my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary gave to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr. Darling) on 15 December at column 1080.