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Supplementary Benefit (Fraudulent Claims)

Volume 887: debated on Friday 7 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will publish in the Official Report a table showing, for each of the five latest convenient years, the number of supplementary benefit claimants whose benefit was terminated on the grounds of fraud, categorised by type of fraud.

The figures are not kept exactly in the form requested. Numbers of claimants whose benefit was reduced or withdrawn on grounds of fraud were as follows:1974 by the Department of Health and Social Security and the Department of Employment were approved as follows: