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Social Security Fraud (Rayner Review)

Volume 2: debated on Wednesday 8 April 1981

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asked the Prime Minister what factors led to the decision to ask Sir Derek Rayner to carry out a review of social security fraud.

No such request has been made, and no such review has been carried out. The hon. Member no doubt has in mind the recently published report on a study of payment of benefits to people who are unemployed, from which a number of newspapers picked up and highlighted one out of 81 recommendations. The main theme of the report is a better system of paying unemployed people the benefit to which they are entitled.