Tony McNulty has now joined the list of NuLabour Home Office Ministers who have been brainwashed not to think and not to ask common sense questions about the Parliamentary Answers that they put their names to.
Here is yet another example of a failure to ask even an obvious and basic question like "Where is the evidence that at least one-third of terrorist suspects make use of false United Kingdom identities ?"
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the contribution identity cards may make to the prevention of terrorist attacks on the UK. 
Mr. McNulty: Dialogue has been ongoing with the security services in relation to the effectiveness of the proposed identity card. The security services have said that an ID card will help in tackling terrorism. The Security Service have stated that a card scheme would disrupt the use of false identities by terrorist organisations, for example in money laundering and organised crime. We know that at least one-third of terrorist suspects make use of false identities. An ID card will reduce the opportunity for those facilitating terrorist and organised criminals to operate using multiple identities. The scheme would also be a useful tool in helping to monitor and disrupt the support activities of terrorist networks.
Even a perfect UK Identity Card scheme would only have a mininmal effect on terrorist suspects (or do the Home Office "figures" also include plain ordinary organised criminals who are not actually terrorists ?), over two thirds of whom happily use their own real identities anyway.
Is McNulty claiming that British identities are the most faked identities used by terrorists and criminals , all over the world ? If so, then the UK Passport Service must be one of the most corrupt and must be inflitrated by terrorist sympathisers and criminals. If so, then the Ministers in charge ui.e. Tony McNulty and Charles Clarke should resign.
In fact, according to the Metropolitan Police Operation Maxim, it appears that over 93% of documents seized from organised human trafficers etc., are falsely obtained or forged foreign documents which will not be affected by any UK ID card / database scheme.