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Case against ID card is ‘rubbish’

Case against ID card is ‘rubbish’, says MPBOROUGH MP Andrew Miller has asked for wider promotion of the Government’s work to crack down on ID fraudsters.

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BOROUGH MP Andrew Miller has asked for wider promotion of the Government’s work to crack down on ID fraudsters.

And he has described claims by the Tories that ID cards would make identity theft worse, not better, as ‘absolute rubbish’.

Mr Miller made his comments during House of Commons questions to Home Office Minister Joan Ryan. Fake IDs

Speaking about ID theft, he said: ‘A number of things are going on slightly behind the scenes to combat this dreadful crime.

‘It costs the country a huge sum of money both in terms of the impact on our constituents and the cost to the law enforcement agencies.

‘One of those good things is the Get Safe online website, which seeks to promote some of the basic steps that individuals and businesses should be taking.

‘Will my Honourable Friend (Miss Ryan) look at such schemes and at ways in which they can be promoted more widely, for example, by television advertising? This would be so more people become aware of the important safeguards that they can put in place to protect their own identity.’

Miss Ryan replied: ‘I will indeed ensure that such actions are co ordinated.

‘My Hon Friend may find it helpful if I tell him that we have established a network of single points of contact for all police forces and a range of government departments and agencies that undertake identity fraud investigations and prosecutions. Scannable Fake ID

‘It is a growing crime. We take it very seriously indeed.’ Later in the same debate, Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said of ID cards: ‘At best, the project will save little and cost a fortune, but the problem is even worse than that. ID cards are likely to make the problem of identity theft worse, not better.’

Mr Miller retorted: ‘Absolute rubbish.’

Miss Ryan said: ‘The Right Hon Gentleman (Mr Davis) might next blame burglary on burglar alarms. It is a ridiculous contention. Good Fake IDs

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