National Identity Register
The National Identity Register will be the central database used to operate the UK National Identity Cards Scheme. According to The Scotsman, the "new cards will include 'biometric' details of each cardholder, such as their fingerprints, an electronic scan of the dimensions of their face or a scan of the iris of their eye. These unique features will be compared against records held on a central National Identity Register - theoretically making the cards impossible to forge." 
- David Blunkett
- ID Cards: The Next Steps
- Siemens Business Services
- UK biometrics technology companies
- UK National Identity Cards Scheme
- David Barrett, "Blunkett Switches Allegiance to Free-Standing Id Card", The Scotsman, 27 October, 2004.