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A separate vote on a proposal to reject the Bill was defeated by 306 votes to 93.
The Identity Cards Bill was included in the Queen's Speech on 23 November 2004, and introduced to the House of Commons on 29 November.
The proposals were included in the November 2003 Queen's Speech, despite doubts over the ability of the scheme to prevent terrorism.
Feedback from the consultation exercise indicated that the term "entitlement card" was superficially softer and warmer, but less familiar and "weaselly", and consequently the euphemism was dropped in favour of "identity card".
In public speeches and on the campaign trail, Labour made clear that they would bring the same Bill back to Parliament.
In contrast, the Liberal Democrat manifesto opposed the idea because, they claimed, ID cards "don’t work", while the Conservatives made no mention of the issue.
An Act to make provision a national scheme of registration of individuals and for the issue of cards capable of being used for identifying registered individuals; to make it an offence for a person to be in possession or control of an identity document to which he is not entitled, or of apparatus, articles or materials for making false identity documents; to amend the Consular Fees Act 1980; to make provision facilitating the verification of information provided with an application for a passport; and for connected purposes.