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PLANS TO DROP OR CHANGE MAJOR GOVERNMENT IT PROJECTS
Labour: did not answer this question.
Conservatives: would drop the ID cards scheme; would introduce a moratorium on all planned IT procurement projects; would introduce a presumption against any government IT project costing more than £100m.
Liberal Democrats: would scrap ID cards and the ContactPoint database, and end plans to store everyone's email and internet records "without good cause".
Green Party: wants to move from the "monolithic" procurement of proprietary systems towards a "more modular, release-early-and-often open-source approach".
Pirate Party UK: would drop ID cards and limit the scope of the National Identity Register and the DNA database; would give preference to off-the-shelf software over bespoke software.
UKIP: did not answer this question.
BNP: would scrap the National Identity Scheme, the Rural Payments Agency and parts of the Becta Home Access programme.
SNP: opposes the ID card scheme and points out that ID cards will not be required to access devolved services north of the border.
Plaid Cymru: would scrap ID cards and the National Identity Register.
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