To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were given prison sentences for benefit fraud in each of the last three years.
The Department for Work and Pensions is committed to taking effective action against those who commit benefit fraud. This can include prosecutions resulting in prison sentences.
The table below details the total number of people who were given prison sentences as a result of a prosecution for benefit fraud in each of the last three full years.
Imprisoned (suspended sentence)
*Please note that all figures have been rounded to the nearest ten.