ID cards in the UK seem like a good idea for some people and a breach of human rights for others, what do you think ?
Plans for ID cards are said to be in turmoil ahead of a crucial vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday.
Reports say the cost of each card could reach as much as Â£300 - up from an estimated Â£93.
The Government has also denied that information gathered for the cards could be sold off to private firms.
It had been claimed that the Government could sell personal details stored on the supporting database for Â£750 each to help meet the huge costs of the card scheme.
Immigration minister Tony McNulty insisted: "The suggestion that the Government intends to 'sell' information on the ID cards register is complete and utter nonsense."
But he added that banks and other organisations would be accredited users and able to refer to the database for identification verification purposes.
Critics of the proposals, including the Conservatives, have warned that ID cards could become New Labour's poll tax.
An LSE report, out on Monday, is expected give the opposition more ammunition. The report is said to put a price tag of up to Â£18bn on the scheme.
There has been a growing backlash among Labour backbenchers to the plans but they are unlikely to rebel in sufficient numbers to defeat the Government.
But peers seems certain to table a raft of amendments which could radically alter the scheme when the Bill reaches the House of Lords.
Source: Sky News