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 May 13, 2010  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S.

David Meyer reports:

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat government has confirmed that it will scrap the ID cards scheme and the National Identity Register.

“Applications can continue to be made for ID cards, but we would advise anyone thinking of applying to wait for further announcements,” the Home Office said in a note on its website on Wednesday.

Wednesday was the first day of the new government, a coalition between the Tories and Lib Dems that was formed after last week’s election resulted in a hung parliament.

“Both parties that now form the new government stated in their manifestos that they will cancel identity cards and the National Identity Register,” the Home Office note said. “We will announce in due course how this will be achieved.”

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