Social Security Benefits: Fraud

House of Lords written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many localities, and at what cost, they have contracted with bus companies or public transport bodies to display advertisements on buses calling on people who know “benefit cheats” to inform the Department for Work and Pensions.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Advertising on buses was targeted in 25 local authority areas at a cost of £219,786.

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