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Pressure grows on ministers after Labour ID card revolt

Ministers are facing calls to make major changes to the Government's plans for a national identity card scheme, following a rebellion by Labour backbenchers.
Twenty Labour MPs defied the party whips to join the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in voting against the scheme following a combative debate in the the House of Commons.

They included former International Development Secretary Clare Short and former ministers Glenda Jackson and Kate Hoey.