I've just been reading this:
Don Foster (Bath, LDem) wrote:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how, following the introduction of identity cards, restrictions on travel will be enforced on those who have a football banning order but are required to remain in possession of his or her identity card for the purpose of access to certain services while in the UK.
Andy Burnham (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office) wrote:
The Identity Cards Bill amends the Football Spectators Act 1989 to make it clear that an identity card issued to a British citizen falls within the definition of "travel authorisation". This ensures that travel restrictions can be imposed. However, to ensure that anyone subject to restrictions for an extended period of time can demonstrate their identity for domestic purposes, they will be able to obtain an identity card which will be issued to the same standards as other cards but which will not be valid for travel. This will be achieved by not specifying the nationality of the card holder on the face of the card.
Was there some debate as to whether nationality was going to be specified on the card itself?
What does he mean by 'travel authorisation'? That if we've got an ID card we don't need a passport?
If some hooligan gets restricted from travelling abroad by having a 'no-travel' ID card issued, what's to stop him using his passport to travel abroad?