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Our Parliamentarians return, and so does contemporary Hansard trawling

Identity cards.  Doncha just hate 'em?:

"The Minister for Borders and Immigration (Mr. Phil Woolas): I am pleased to announce that provisions in the Identity Cards Act 2006 are being commenced as from Tuesday 20 October 2009 so as to enable applications to be made for identity cards at a fee of £30. This will apply to people working in the Home Office, the Identity and Passport Service and elsewhere who are engaged on work relating to the issue of identity cards, and will be extended later in 2009 to residents of Greater Manchester and airside workers at Manchester and London City airports and in early 2010 to other locations in the North-West".

In this case I believe 'enable applications' means 'buy one of the wretched things or watch your career circling the drain'. 


Otherwise it is all pretty thin for the first day back, although people who like that sort of thing may want to read Douglas Carswell's argument for a power of recall.

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