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Written Statements

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

Written Ministerial Statement

Tuesday 16 October 2007

Work and Pensions

Benefit Fraud Inspectorate

On behalf of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the BFI inspection reports on the following councils were published on Blyth Valley Borough Council, Boston Borough Council, Broadland District Council and London Borough of Haringey. Copies have been placed in the Library.

The BFI reports detail a range of strengths and weaknesses in the housing benefit services provided by councils and make recommendations to improve the security and efficiency of benefit delivery.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State is considering the reports and may ask the councils for proposals in response to BFI’s findings.