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Fraud And Theft

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how much money has been lost by his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies through (a) fraud and (b) theft for each year since 1996–97. [92433]

Figures are only available up to the end of Financial Year 2001–02. Actual losses from theft and fraud since 1996–97 were as follows:

£
Department and AgenciesNDPBs
1996–9729,474.37
1997–9821,721.52
1998–9968,714.02
1999–200021,521.97
2000–018,338.16
2001–0248,801.4713,137
Figures have been adjusted to reflect recoveries received in subsequent financial years. These figures do not include those for the Legal Services Commission about which I will be writing to the hon. Member separately, copies of which will be placed in the libraries of both Houses.

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what her estimate is of the cost of theft and fraud to (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies in 2002. [89894]

Figures are only available up to the end of Financial Year 2001–02. Actual losses from Theft and Fraud in 2001–02 were as follows:

£
Department8,367.00
Agencies40,434.47
NDPBs13,137.00
These figures do not include those for the Legal Services Commission about which I will be writing separately.