Rethink on ID card computer plan

Tuesday, 19 December 2006, 3:14 PM EST

The government has abandoned plans to build a new computer system as part of the national identity cards scheme.

Instead information will be held on three existing and separate databases. Home Secretary John Reid denied this was a "U-turn" saying it would save money, lead to greater efficiency and lower the risk of fraud.

At the BBC.

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