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Identity Documents Act 2010

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Theresa May
Home Office
Baroness Neville-Jones
Home Office

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Lords HL Bill 35 2010-11 (Commons Disagreement and Reason) | PDF version, 56KB 16.12.2010

Latest news on the Identity Documents Act 2010

This bill received Royal Assent on the 21 December 2010.

Summary of the Identity Documents Act 2010

The main purpose of this Bill is to abolish identity cards and the National Identity Register; it repeals the Identity Cards Act 2006. There are no provisions for refunding existing cardholders.

A small number of provisions in the 2006 Act – unrelated to ID cards – reappear in the Bill. These cover offences relating to the possession and manufacture of false identity documents such as passports and driving licences. The Bill also re-enacts data-sharing provisions in the 2006 Act designed to verify information provided in connection with passport applications. Identification cards for non-EEA nationals are not affected by the provisions.  

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