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Social Security Benefits: Databases

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the error rate in benefit system data; and what factors he has identified as the most common causes of such error. (251719)

I refer the hon. Member to tables 4A, 4B and 5B, 5C, and 5E in “Fraud and Error in the Benefit System: April 2007 to March 2008” (ISBN: 978-1-84763-691-1), a DWP National Statistics publication, a copy of which is in the Library.