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Fraudulent Claims

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many special fund inquiries or drives aimed at social security abuse were carried out by her Department in 1974; what was the average cost of each such drive; how many cases were investigated; how many cases of overpayments were thereby brought to light; what percentage of suspicious cases that represented; what were the major causes of overpayment; how many criminal prosecutions resulted; and what was the estimated saving to public funds.