Report stage is now over, at about 5 minutes to five.
The Third Reading debate was led by Home Secretary Charles Clarke.
Charles Clarke quoted Michael Howard's dubious track record of public statements on ID Cards.
The handful of MPs who have spoken in the debatres so far, continued their objections, with Richard Allan for the Liberal Demcroats, David davis the conservative Home Affairs spokesman, Alex Salmond of the SNP (pointing out that 9 of the tabled amendmendments dealing with Scotland and Wales have not been debated), David Winnick , the Labour member of the Home Affairs Committee, John bercow (Conservative) etc.
John Gummer, the conservative former Minister now seems to be planning to vote against the Bill, despite being in favour of ID Cards, on the very reasonable grounds of the scandal of the Parliamentary guillotines and curtailment of debate on what is so fundamental a change in the relationship between the state and the citizen.
Just before 6pm i.e. after less than an hour of debate the Division on the Third reading has been called.
The Ayes voted 224, the Noes had 64 i.e. it looks, as if the Conservatives have mostly abstained, and the Governmnet has won the Third Reading in the Commons as expected.
The fight moves on to the House of Lords, but whether they will oppose this Bill as aggressively as they did with the Hunting Act, or whether they will just politely make their points and not actually hinder the Governmnet, like they did with the Civil Contingencies Act, is open to question.