Social Security Benefits: Fraud

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Labour, Wrexham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases of benefit fraud that led to convictions were prosecuted in (a) Wales and (b) Wrexham in each of the last five years.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The table below represents the number of successful convictions in Wales since April 2012.


No of Convictions

2012 – 2013


2013 – 2014


2014 – 2015


The data held for the number of convictions prior to 2012 is not available for publication.

The information requested for Wrexham is not readily available. This is because the data is not collated in a format for Wrexham only. 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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