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Fraud

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been dismissed for fraudulent activity in each year for which figures are available. (180240)

The information is as follows.

HMT

HMRC

OGCBS

OGC

NS&I

DMO

GAD

VOA

RM

ONS

1990

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1991

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1992

<5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1993

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1994

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1995

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

<5

0

n/a

1996

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

n/a

1997

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

n/a

1998

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

0

n/a

1999

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

0

n/a

2000

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

0

n/a

2001

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

0

n/a

2002

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

0

n/a

2003

0

n/a

<5

n/a

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

2004

0

n/a

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2005

0

7

<5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2006

<5

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

<5

2007

0

<5

<5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

< = Less than

n/a = Not available

Notes:

1. OGC was formed in 2000 by the merger of CCTA, PACE and HMT staff. OGC buying.solutions was formed as an Executive agency in 2001. HMRC was created in 2005 following the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise.

2. When the number is less than five, the exact number cannot be disclosed on grounds of confidentiality.

3. The years for which figures are not available cannot be provided because this would involve disproportionate cost.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many investigations into suspected fraudulent activity by staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been undertaken in each year for which figures are available. (180241)

The information is as follows.

HMT

HMRC

OGCBS

OGC

NS&I

DMO

GAD

VOA

RM

ONS

1990

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

1991

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

1992

<5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

1993

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

1994

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

1995

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

7

0

n/a

1996

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

6

0

n/a

1997

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

<5

0

n/a

1998

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

<5

0

n/a

1999

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

<5

0

n/a

2000

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

5

0

n/a

2001

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

<5

0

n/a

2002

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

n/a

<5

<5

n/a

2003

0

n/a

<5

n/a

0

0

0

<5

0

n/a

2004

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

0

0

5

0

n/a

2005

0

39

<5

<5

<5

0

0

5

0

17

2006

<5

33

0

0

0

0

0

7

0

17

2007

0

24

<5

0

0

0

0

<5

0

8

< = Less than

n/a = Not available

Notes:

1. OGC was formed in 2000 by the merger of CCTA, PACE and HMT staff. OGC buying.solutions was formed as an Executive agency in April 2001. HMRC was created in 2005 following the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise. The HMRC figures provided are on a financial year basis.

2. When the number is less than five, the exact number cannot be disclosed on grounds of confidentiality.

3. The years for which figures are not available cannot be provided because this would involve disproportionate cost.