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Benefit Fraud

Volume 406: debated on Friday 23 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many multiple identity fraud investigations have been conducted in each of the last six years; and what the maximum number of identities assumed for a given case was in each of those years; [112330](2) how many multiple identity benefit fraud investigations are under way; and what the maximum number of identities assumed for a given case is. [112344]

In line with part 2, paragraph 4, of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information, we do not disclose information about ongoing investigations. The information requested on previous investigations is not recorded centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.