The government is to press ahead with its plans for ID cards at a cost of £5.4bn over 10 years but there are still major doubts over the feasibility of the project.
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Follow the events that have led ministers to press ahead with this decision.
Who's liable for ID cards?
Passport IT troubles bode ill for ID cards
ID cards to cost £5.4bn over 10 years
Government hires legal experts to block publication of ID card reviews
Cameron pledges to scrap ID card scheme
DWP refuses to issue ID card report in face of release order
'Rushed' ID card scheme is a missed opportunity, IT suppliers warn MPs
Toddlers used in trial of identity biometrics
ID card costs on the rise
Government ID card project faces £1.81bn deficit, warns LSE report
Reid puts brake on ID card contracts