1 in 7 teens would pay for ID

By John Harrington

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Related tags: National id card, Identity document, Passport

National ID cards may not be the answer, says Serve Legal research
National ID cards may not be the answer, says Serve Legal research
Just one in seven 18 and 19-year-olds would be prepared to pay for a national ID card, which has been billed as useful ID for buying alcohol. That's...

Just one in seven 18 and 19-year-olds would be prepared to pay for a national ID card, which has been billed as useful ID for buying alcohol.

That's according to a survey from Serve Legal, the mock test purchasing firm. The company questioned its 1,500 testers aged 18 and 19 about ID and found:

• 92% have a photocard driving licence and use it to buy alcohol

• fewer than 10% own a PASS-accredited ID card

• 44% would register for the national ID card

• 86% won't pay for it.

The national ID card, which costs £30, was first made available in Manchester and is being rolled out nationally. Last week the Morning Advertiser revealed that just 10,000 of the cards are currently in circulation.

Identity and Passport Service boss James Hall said last year that he expected the cards to replace other forms of ID in pubs over time.

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