The enthusiastic response to The Question, (NCE 4 October) to a proposal for identity cards is fairly predictable. However, living in a society where it is a requirement changes one's attitude somewhat.
Be prepared for criminal style photographs and fingerprinting, queuing to obtain your card, draconian action and expense should your card be lost or stolen and fines for non-production.
Add to this the large sums of taxpayers' money to fund the elaborate bureaucracy needed to operate such a system.
Yes, ID cards were required in the war - but it was one of the first things the population wanted removed at the end of the war.
David Hall (F), Stile House Cottage, Menith Wood, Worcestershire, WR6 6UN