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From the Home Office website: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/comrace/identitycards/index.html
If the proposed scheme did indeed fulfil the above objectives then I believe the majority of the British public would fully support its introduction, as there is much anxiety about terrorism, illegal immigration and identity theft. Now lets take each of the five points and analyse the effectiveness of the proposed ID card scheme in each case.
• Secure against terrorist and organised crime groups
• Deter illegal working
• Tackle immigration abuse
• Ensure entitlement to free services
• Protection from identity theft
• Additional benefits of ID cards
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