Identity Cards Bill
Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately
as Bill 9—EN.
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Mr Secretary Clarke has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the
Human Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the Identity Cards Bill are compatible with the
The National Identity Register
Individuals entered in Register
Information recorded in Register
Designation of documents for purposes of registration etc.
Applications relating to entries in Register
Power of Secretary of State to require registration
Procedure for orders under s. 6
Issue etc. of ID cards
Renewal of ID cards for those compulsorily registered
Functions of persons issuing designated documents
Maintaining accuracy of Register etc.
Power to require information for validating Register
Notification of changes affecting accuracy of Register
Invalidity and surrender of ID cards
Provision of information from Register for verification purposes etc.
Use of information for verification or otherwise with consent
Required identity checks
Power to make public services conditional on identity checks
Procedure for regulations under s. 15
Power to provide for checks on the Register
Prohibition on requirements to produce identity cards
Other allowed uses of registered information
Use for purposes of public authorities etc.
Further uses connected with the prevention and detection of crime
Use for correcting inaccurate or incomplete information
Power to authorise other uses of information
Rules for using information without individual’s consent
Supervision of operation of Act
Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner
Reports by Commissioner
Jurisdiction of Intelligence Services Commissioner and Tribunal
Possession of false identity documents etc.
Identity documents for the purposes of s. 27
Unauthorised disclosure of information
Providing false information
Tampering with the Register etc.
Amendments relating to offences
Imposition of civil penalties
Objection to penalty
Appeals against penalties
Code of practice on penalties
Fees and charges
Fees in respect of functions carried out under Act
Amendment of Consular Fees Act 1980
Provisions relating to passports
Verifying information provided with passport applications etc.
Amendments of legislation relating to passports
Orders and regulations
Expenses of Secretary of State
Short title, repeals, commencement, transitory provision and extent
Schedule 1 —
Information that may be recorded in Register
Schedule 2 —