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Mr. Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the firearms seized under Operation Stealth were legally registered firearms; how many were found to have been used in crimes; and of these, how many had been used by the registered owner. 
Caroline Flint: Football Banning Orders in their current form were introduced by the Football (Disorder) Act 2000. Detailed information on earlier versions is not available. However, Table 1 provides the total number of Football Banning Orders imposed each year since enactment of the 2000 Act. As at 20 January 2005 there are 2,771 Football Banning Orders in place. Table 2 provides details of the police authority area in which the subjects reside.
|Number of football banning orders imposed|
|Police authority area||Individuals currently subject to a football banning order|
|Avon and Somerset constabulary||22|
|Devon and Cornwall constabulary||39|
|Greater Manchester police||272|
|North Wales police||69|
|North Yorkshire police||22|
|South Wales police||265|
|South Yorkshire police||161|
|Thames Valley police||28|
|West Mercia constabulary||26|
|West Midlands police||251|
|West Yorkshire police||131|
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the proposed identity card will contain an individual's address on the face of the card; what controls will apply to the release of an individual's address to individuals or organisations contacting the databank; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Browne: The Identity Cards Bill sets out the information that may be held on the National Identity Register and includes address. The Bill does not specify what information will be recorded on the card face or the card chip and this will be set out in regulations, approved by Parliament. There have been no final decisions on whether address would be displayed on the card.
The Bill sets out to whom information could be provided with, and without consent. Address information could be provided (i) with consent of the individual under Clause 14, (ii) as part of a required identity check for public services under Clauses 1517 if Parliament agreed the necessary order or (iii) without consent under Clauses 1922 if it is to one of the organisations specified under those clauses, for the purposes specified either in those clauses or in regulations made under those clauses.
Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures he proposes to introduce to enable individuals to challenge information about them held on the proposed identity card. 
Where an individual notifies us of an error, we will have processes to ensure that we are satisfied that the information provided is correct. This would include ensuring that this information was indeed provided by the correct individual and, where relevant, that the information is confirmed by the party responsible for
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maintaining that information. We would confirm with the individual that the updated information has been recorded.
Mr. Browne: Generally speaking, a modification of details recorded on the National Identity Register would take place because an individual has told us of a change of details. In this case, we will have processes to ensure that we are satisfied that the information provided is correct, which would include ensuring that this information was indeed provided by the correct individual. We would confirm with the individual that the updated information has been recorded. A record of the previous details would be held.
The other situation by which we could receive information that might lead to a modification is if information is provided to us for the purpose of validating information recorded in the Register. As information is likely to be provided to us for validation purposes, prior to attendance at an enrolment centre, we would be able to inquire as to any inconsistencies at the enrolment session.
Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his latest estimate is of the number of machines to read the proposed identity cards which will be required by (a) police authorities, (b) health authorities, (c) social services departments, (d) benefit agencies and (e) local education authorities. 
Mr. Browne: The Identity Cards Programme is working with a wide range of organisations to develop an understanding of the benefits that the scheme will deliver. As part of these discussions the programme is continuing to develop estimates of the number of card readers required.
Mr. Browne: The Data Protection Act will apply to the identity card scheme, including the National Identity Register and existing subject access rights under that Act will apply. The Data Protection Act does include exemptions that ensure that information that might not be in the public interest to disclose, would not have to be provided. We are also looking at ways of ensuring that an individual will be able to read his card, and Register-entry, easily.
Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2005, Official Report, column 304W, on identity cards, what tasks are being undertaken by (a) the civil servants, (b) the secondee from the Metropolitan Police and (c) the secondee from the UK Passport Service. 
Mr. Browne: The civil servants conduct a range of tasks to fulfil current programme needs. This includes work to support the passage of legislation, policy development, scheme design, benefits management and business case development. The secondee from the Metropolitan Police Service is leading the benefits management work. The secondee from the UK Passport Service is working on transition planning for the new agency.
Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2005, Official Report, column 304W, on identity cards, what tasks are being undertaken by (a) the secondee from Shreeveport Management Consultancy and (b) the consultants from PA Consulting Group Ltd. 
Mr. Browne: The Programme team is made up of civil servants, secondees and consultants working together to support the needs of the programme. This includes work to support; the passage of legislation, policy management, scheme design, benefits management and business case management. PA consulting are working in all of these areas. The secondee from Shreeveport Management Consultancy is working on transition planning for the new agency.
Mr. Browne: [holding answer 24 January 2004]: Of the 25 EU member states, 21 have identity cards; 12 have a compulsory system and nine have a voluntary system. The 12 countries which have a compulsory system are: Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Spain.
Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures will be introduced to enable individuals to ascertain which Government Departments and agencies have asked to see information held on them on the proposed identity card. 
Mr. Browne: The Data Protection Act contains general rules on notification rights and these have been carefully considered and drafted to ensure compliance with the underlying EU directive. These rules will apply to the ID cards scheme.
Any person who is concerned that information has been provided without their knowledge or consent would have data subject access rights under the Data Protection Act. Therefore it would be possible to view information relating to circumstances where information has been provided where there is no reason for the information to be exempted under the Data Protection Act. An example of an exemption would be where information had been provided to the police in connection with a criminal investigation.
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