The act mentions 2010 too, e.g.
6 Issue etc. of ID cards
(7) Where an individual who is not already the holder of an ID card makes an application to be issued with a designated document, his application must, in the prescribed manner, include an application by him to be issued with such a card unless—
(a) it is being made before 1st January 2010;
(b) the designated document applied for is a United Kingdom passport (within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77)); and
(c) the application for that document contains a declaration by that individual that he does not wish to be issued with such a card.
Of course, you can opt out of the card but not the database, etc.