James Hall, Chief Executive of the Identity and Passport Service, the former Accenture managing partner now in charge of implementing the controversial National Identity Register and ID card plans
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No. 10 Dowing Street Live Webchat - Tuesday 14 November 1600 GMT with
James Hall, Chief Executive of the Identity and Passport Service
Tony Blair has said that the identity card scheme is essential if we are to tackle the problems of the modern world.
Now you have the chance to quiz the boss of the ID card scheme, James Hall, in the latest of our popular series of webchats.
N.B. Accenture have just pulled out of the disastrous £2 billion National Health Service IT contract which James Hall was in charge of.
Will he repeat the same mistakes as before, or will he have learned from them ?
Will he be forced to resign, to protect the careers of Home Office Ministers and civil servants,when, not if. the centralised National Identity Register database suffers from Security and Privacy breaches ?
Do you welcome the introduction of ID cards and the National Identity scheme? Are you worried about how secure your personal data will be? Do you think the cards will be good value for money, or are you concerned about the likely cost of the scheme?
Pose your question to James Hall now. The webchat will take place at 1600 GMT on Tuesday 14 November.
James Hall spent his career with consultancy firm Accenture. In September 2006 he was appointed as the first Chief Executive of the Identity and Passport Service (IPS). He has overall responsibility for the organisation, operation and management of the IPS, including the successful introduction of identity cards and the National Identity Scheme.