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Sickness Benefit

Volume 374: debated on Wednesday 6 October 1976

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they agree with the estimate that 20 per cent. of those drawing sickness benefit do so fraudulently and what checks are being undertaken to prevent the resulting waste of taxpayers' money.

The noble Lord said: My Lords, in view of the very full discussion which we had on this topic at yesterday's Question Time, I shall not ask the Question standing in my name.