Social Security Benefits: East of England

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of benefit fraud which was attributable to identity fraud for each benefit in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire,(c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk in each year since 2005 for which figures are available.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

As no central record is kept detailing the information the MP is requesting, this information could only be provided by examining individual investigation files. This could only be conducted at disproportionate time and cost.

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