Coronavirus latest: JABS passports still haven't been ruled out for pubs and restaurants, the vaccines minister suggested on Wednesday.
Nadhim Zahawi would only commit to not making Covid ID compulsory for "essential" services as he clashed with furious Tory MPs.
He was lambasted by backbenchers over the "pointless policy" and accused of starting a "needless fight" with his own party.
Mr Zahawi defended the introduction of vaccine passports which he said would "reduce transmission and serious illness".
Boris Johnson is already facing a major rebellion over the plans, with more than 50 Tories expected to mutiny.
Covid papers will be needed to enter nightclubs and other large indoor venues from later this month.
Mr Zahawi didn't rule out their use becoming more widespread.
He sparred with raging MPs during a heated debate at the Commons constitutional affairs committee.
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