The third session of today's debate on the Identity Cards Bill, resulted in a mere half an hour of debate. Aall the rest of the time is taken up in the mechnics of the voting process which usually takes 10 to 20 minutes a time.
Richard Allan MP made his points at breakneck speed, and did manage to get a verbal promise from Minister Des browne that the public bodies to which your National Identity Register data could be passed on to without your permission would be those public bodies defined under the Human Rights Act i.e. not directly to the USA FBI or the Russian FSB or Europol etc, although, these foreign agencies can of course be given your data by NCIS or SOCA or other UK Government Agencies.
Des Browne also responded to the debate which had drifted on to the use of CCTV Surveillance cameras, to intimate that he did not think that say, coincil employees or private sector CCTV opertors would have access to the NIR data.
However, we shall check Hansard tomorrow to see if he was precluding the speculative real time or offline searching of the NIR facial biometrics database by various agencies or not (an innaccurate process at best).