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National Insurance

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2006, Official Report, column 114W, on national insurance, how many of the 35,000 numbers issued to claimants of tax credits have been checked for fraud. (78120)

All claims for tax credits are subject to a risk assessment process which looks at the features of a claim against known risks of error and fraud.