Regional Development Agencies: Fraud

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Jennifer Willott Jennifer Willott Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

(1) how many staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding each regional development agency in each year since the agencies were established; and if she will make a statement;

(2) how many staff employed in each regional development agency defrauded that agency in each year since they were established; and if she will make a statement;

(3) how many staff employed in each regional development agency were responsible for each instance of fraud or attempted fraud in each year since the agencies were established; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Employment Relations and Postal Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

I have been asked to reply.

No members of RDA staff have been prosecuted for either (a) defrauding, or (b) attempting to defraud the RDAs since they were established in 1999.

There are no known instances of fraud or attempted fraud by RDA staff members.

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