The next Home Affairs Committee oral evidence sessions on ID Cards have been announced for the 3rd and 10th of February 2004.
Will the Home Affairs Committee call anyone from the Office of the e-Envoy/e-Government to determine the impact of Biometric ID Cards on e-government services ?
How about someone from the Office of Government Commerce which is meant to have done at least two Pre Stage Zero and a Stage Zero Gateway Review by the end of January of the ID Cards project, examining the high level costs and project management assumptions.
What about witnesses from the UK Biometric Working Group, or CESG, the UK Government's own experts on Biometrics ?
Will these people be called before the Draft ID Cards Bill is actually published, or afterwards ?
Home Affairs Committee
House of Commons
Press Release 2003B04
28 January 2004 No. 8
Oral evidence sessions
The following evidence sessions have been arranged as part of the above inquiry:
Tuesday 3 February
Representatives from The Law Society, Liberty and Privacy International; followed at approximately 3.30 pm by Mr Richard Thomas, Information
Tuesday 10 February
Representatives from the Finance and Leasing Association, the Local Government Association and the Police Federation
This session will take place in either the Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House committee rooms. This session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to confirm these details closer to the meeting please telephone the Committee Information Line on 020 7219 2033.