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Benefit Fraud

Treasury written question – answered on 1st May 2002.

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Photo of James Clappison James Clappison Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) investigations, (b) penalties and (c) prosecutions have been instituted since September 2001 in respect of working families tax credit fraud.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

In the period from 1 October 2001 to 31 March 2002 there have been (a) in the region of 11,000 investigations opened, (b) 310 penalties applied, and (c) 26 prosecutions instigated.

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