Monday, 24 January 2011

Cost of scrapping ID cards

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Dismantling computer systems for the defunct ID cards project will cost up to £400,000 - about £30 per cardholder, the government has revealed.

Home Office minister Damian Green set out the cost of disposing of the ID cards' central database, the National Identity Register (NIR), and securely destroying ID card data, in a written answer to parliament last Wednesday. Scrapping the ID cards scheme will cost the Identity and Passport Service close to £5m in 2010-11, once the cost of additional expenditure and asset write-offs are taken into account.

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