To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much it costs to run the Benefit Fraud hotline in each of the last three years; and how many calls it received in each year.
The information is in the table.
|Operational costs (£)||Calls received|
(9) Includes 2,421 calls received by the Local Authority Fraud Hotline which commenced in September 2003.
1. Operational costs include staffing, goods and service costs.
2. The operational costs of administering the National Benefit Fraud Hotline include the costs of administering the report-a-cheat-online service. These costs cannot be separated.
National Benefit Fraud Hotline.