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Social Security (Fraud)

Volume 32: debated on Friday 19 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will now answer questions about the levels of social security benefits received by persons found guilty of fraudulent claims or otherwise criticised by the judiciary in relation to claims made by them.

No. I refer the hon. Member to my reply to his question on 5 July 1982.β€”[Vol. 27, c. 24–25.]

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many equivalent full-time staff were employed by his Department on work against social security fraud and abuse in March 1974 and in May 1979, or at the nearest appropriate dates, and on the latest date for which figures are available.

I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Bradford, South (Mr. Torney) on 9 December 1981–[Vol. 14, c. 431.]β€”On 31 August 1982, the latest date for which figures are available, the equivalent of 5,045 full-time staff were employed on work against social security fraud and abuse.