Benefit Fraud

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Lord Morris of Manchester Lord Morris of Manchester Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In the past five years, how many payments have been made to local authorities by central government to encourage them to initiate fraud proceedings against benefit recipients; how much those payments were in each case; and what are the total payments to each local authority.

Photo of Baroness Hollis of Heigham Baroness Hollis of Heigham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)

The available information has been placed in the Library. Data are not available prior to 2001–02.

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