One in three people are expected not to cooperate with identity card checks, Home Office papers from 2004 suggest. Papers revealed under information laws show officials have worked on the basis 60% of people would carry a card, during the scheme's voluntary phase.
They assume another 10% would confirm their ID via fingerprint or eye scans but 30% "will refuse" to voluntarily show their card or biometric data. The Home Office said the documents were "incredibly out of date".Publish
A spokesman said the identity card scheme had evolved a great deal since these "historic documents" were produced. But he declined to say whether the assumptions - which only covers people who have got an ID card - themselves had changed.