Identity Documents Act 2010
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
Act of Parliament
This Act is being prepared for publication.
Latest news on the Identity Documents Act 2010This 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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