"[The science and technology committee] also said there was public confusion about ID cards because there had not been enough details about them."
Well shit, duh. I'm not even going to bother coming up with anything insightful about this. All the insight was expressed by many, many, many people many months/years ago. If they're only just working it out now, what's the point in discussing it any further?
The only faintly amusing thing to come out of this is a possible re-definition of the term "plank":
"The MPs were sceptical about the estimated costs of the scheme, which Tony Blair has called "a major plank"..."
At least a 2-by-4 would probably be more useful.