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Social Security Benefits: Fraud

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what new procedures her Department plans to introduce to detect and prosecute those abusing the benefits system. (291277)

[holding answer 16 September 2009]: The Department is always open to adopting new innovations to improve the detection and prosecution of benefit thieves. For example, we are currently piloting the use of Voice Risk Analysis, investigating the effectiveness of new data analysis techniques and working with new partners, including the National Fraud Authority.