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Social Security Benefits

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 11 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his most recent estimate is of the number of people claiming benefits with no entitlement (a) accidentally and (b) on purpose; and if he will make a statement; (155929)

(2) what estimate he has made of the total amount of benefit money claimed with no entitlement (a) on purpose and (b) accidentally in each of the last five years for which figures are available.