The Labour Government seem to be intent on their freedom and civil liberties “scorched earth” policy of inflicting the controversial centralised biometric database National Identity Register on us ahead of the General Election.
Will Parliament rubber stamp these 4 new Statutory Instruments published today, and kick off the National Identity Register, even before a National Identity Scheme Commissioner is appointed ?
Will the BALPA and UNISON trades unions who represent airside workers at Manchester and London City Airport, take industrial action and finance test cases through the courts, against this discriminatory imposition of ID Cards on them ?
What they want is a single security credential, capable of opening doors and barriers to gain access “Airside”, which is valid at all UK airports. This National ID Cards is just another bit of plastic to look after, which will do nothing to provide any extra security at airports whatsoever.
Please join or support the cross party NO2ID Campaign who will be will marshalling some effective opposition to this Database State function creep.
4 Draft Orders laid before Parliament under the Identity Cards Act 2006, for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament:
2. In paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the 2006 Act (information that may be recorded in the Register) after paragraph (g) insert–
(ga) particulars of every person who has been named as a referee by the individual on an application for an ID card or a designated document, so far as those particulars were included on the application;”.[…]
(i) any credit reference agency which, at the time when the particular requirement is imposed under section 9 of the 2006 Act, is a party to a contract for the supply of information for the purposes of the carrying out by the Secretary of State of functions under that Act.
2.–(1) Subject to regulation 3, the fee for an application to be entered in the Register is £30.
(2) Subject to regulations 3 and 4, the fee for an application for the issue of an ID card is £30.
Exemptions for airside workers
3. No fee is payable for an application to be entered in the Register or for the issue of an ID card, if at the relevant time the applicant–
(a) holds an airside pass in respect of Manchester or London City Airport;
(b) holds employment for which such a pass is required; or
(c) has been offered employment for which such a pass is required.
General exemptions from the fee for an application for the issue of an ID card
4. No fee is payable for an application for the issue of an ID card in a case where–
(a) the application accompanies an application to be entered in the Register; or
Provision of information to another person
3.–(1) Subject to regulations 4 and 5, information that may be provided under any of sections 17 to 20 of the 2006 Act to–
(a) a chief officer of police;
(b) the Director-General of the Security Service;
(c) the Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service;
(d) the Director of the Government Communication Headquarters;
(e) the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency; or
(f) subject to paragraph (5), the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs,
may be provided instead to another person if the conditions set out in paragraph (2) are satisfied.
(b) make a record of–
(i) the name of the person requesting the information under any of sections 17 to 20 of the 2006 Act;
(ii) the date and time of the request;
(iii) the reason for the request, including the reason why it was considered necessary and proportionate to request all the relevant information; and
(iv) the information which was provided pursuant to the request,
and retain that record for 12 months from the date the request was made, unless the Commissioner and the Secretary of State are satisfied that the record no longer needs to be retained;
2) In this Order –
“airside pass” means a pass allowing the person to whom it has been issued unaccompanied access to a restricted zone or to part of a restricted zone;
“person subject to immigration control” means a person who under the Immigration Act 1971(2) requires leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom (whether or not such leave has been given); and
“restricted zone” means an area designated by the Secretary of State under section 11A of the Aviation Security Act 1982(3) (Designation of restricted zones).