Thursday, 30 July 2009

£200 million spent on ID card scheme already

Chris Grayling has attacked Labour after it was revealed that over £200 million has been spent on the ID card scheme already.

Information released in a Parliamentary Question shows that the Government has so far spent £215m on the scheme, which includes the delivery of biometric passports.

The Government also confirmed that it has signed eight contracts to deliver the scheme, with a combined value of over £1 billion.

Chris, the Shadow Home Secretary, said, “The Government has already wasted £200 million that we cannot afford. The scheme will cost hundreds of million pounds more, even if the cards are voluntary. It is time this scheme was completely scrapped.”

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