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Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk reported being a victim of offences related to identity fraud in each of the last five years. (286268)

The information requested is not available centrally. The use of another person's identification details (or the use of false identification details), often referred to as identity fraud, is not in itself an offence in law. It is the action that is undertaken using those identification details that needs to be considered in respect of whether an offence has occurred and should be recorded.