Department of Information Systems, LSE
On double counting costs for an ID system.
London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
In recent days, Home Office Ministers and even the Prime Minister have described the LSE cost projections as ‘absurd’, ‘nonsense’, and ‘incompetent’. One Home Office Minister claimed that our costings are based on double-counting.1 They also dispute our assumption that identity documents will have to be renewed every four to five years. In this document we will explain how the Government came to its costing of £93 per person over ten years. Then we will repeat our assumptions, and explain how we came to our figures on the contentious issue of double counting.
||The Identity Project has been organized and sponsored by the LSE Department of Information Systems. Three department members, Simon Davies, Gus Hosein, and Edgar Whitley co-ordinated the production of the reports, overseen by an advisory committee of 16 LSE professors who guided the report. Numerous LSE staff members and an international team of 60 researchers contributed to, and reviewed, the reports. Published 2005 © Department of Information Systems, London School of Economics and Political Science. LSE has developed LSE Research Online so that users may access research output of the School. Copyright and Moral Rights for the papers on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. Users may download and/or print one copy of any article(s) in LSE Research Online to facilitate their private study or for non-commercial research. You may not engage in further distribution of the material or use it for any profit-making activities or any commercial gain. You may freely distribute the URL (<http://eprints.lse.ac.uk>) of the LSE Research Online website.
||ID cards, identity project
|Library of Congress subject classification:
||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
||Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
||10 Apr 2006
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