ID scheme savings?

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The Home Office has announced that it hopes to save £6 billion over 30 years from a national ID scheme that costs £0.5 billion per year to operate.

If Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, thinks it prudent to proceed with a project in anticipation of a –60 per cent return on investment, it is probably for the best that she no longer teaches economics to high school pupils.

(DR) GERAINT BEVAN

NO2ID Scotland

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