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- ID cards and passports
- The Forensic Science Service
- Refugee integration
- E borders
- Extradition and judicial cooperation
- The Criminal Records Bureau
Burnham is married to Marie-France Van Heel, former head of marketing at MTV, BSkyB and Littlewoods Gaming.
Burnham and ID cards: "People don't have a right to anonymity"
Burnham has been a vocal supporter of biometric national ID cards since at least February 2003, when in a letter to The Guardian he stated that "the supposed dangers [of ID cards] are overplayed. The civil liberties lobby has been allowed to hold sway in this debate for too long. Even Guardian readers like me have changed their mind." 
And according to a contemporaneous posting by blogger Chris Lightfoot, Burnham stated on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on May 24, 2003 that "People don't have a right to anonymity. The State has a right to know who people are." 
- Identity Cards Bill (UK 2004/5)
- Katherine Courtney
- UK National Identity Cards Scheme
- Jennifer Gerber - special advisor
- "Profile: Andy Burnham," BBC News, January 25, 2008.
- Profile of Andy Burnham at theyworkforyou.com
- Constituency profile of Leigh, The Times, General Election 2005 coverage.
Letters by Andy Burnham
- Michael White, "Labour likely to impose shortlist in safe seat", The Guardian, February 22, 2001.
- Michael White and Kevin Maguire, "Door knocking in home town wins Labour insider seat nomination", The Guardian, March 22, 2001.
- Chris Lightfoot, "... and go where I damn well please", Chris Lightfoot's web log, May 24, 2003. Notes an appearance by Burnham on the Today programme.
- Matthew Norman, "Diary", The Guardian, June 10, 2003.
- "Charles Clarke welcomes new ministerial team", Home Office press release via egovmonitor.com, 11 May, 2005.
- Steve Ranger, "Meet the politicians in charge of government IT", silicon.com, May 13, 2005.
- "James Purnell – a Gollum of New Labour", newlabourunplugged blog, May 23, 2005.
- John Leyden, "ID cards technology is ready, says UK minister", The Register, May 26, 2005.