We're already more than half way to a National ID Card anyway
What is it with people and ID cards???
How many of these dissenters carry a Driving License? Ooh let's have a look at that will we:
1) Your Name
2) Your Address
3) Your Date of Birth
4) Your Photo
5) Your frickin signature!!
6) It's accepted in Euro-land
The new Chipped cards the DVLA are proposing will have even MORE data about you contained on them.
If the Government wants a National ID card scheme, just introduce a base DVLA card for everyone - it doesn't matter if they bother to learn to Drive - bingo: National ID Problem solved.
No additional billions in system development required, no think tanks, no working groups, job done.