Home Department written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of John Robertson John Robertson PPS (Dr Kim Howells, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has considered to reduce the incidence of crime related to identity fraud.

Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Identity)

holding answer 21 April 2008

Our plans for the national identity scheme will provide people with a highly secure means of protecting and proving their identity. We have already introduced new criminal offences, provided more powers to share data to combat fraud, ensured better co-ordination in prosecuting fraudsters, and worked in partnership with public and private sector organisations to raise public awareness.

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