HC Deb 03 May 1934 vol 289 c456
10. Mr. HICKS

asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of persons prosecuted during 1931, 1932, and 1933 for knowingly making false statements or false representations for the purpose of obtaining unemployment benefit and transitional payments, showing, for each year separately in respect of benefit or transitional payments, the number fined, imprisoned, bound over or admonished, charge proved but summons dismissed under the Probation of Offenders Act, and summonses dismissed and summonses withdrawn, and distinguishing for each year direct claimants from indirect claimants who made claims through associations having arrangements under Section 17 of the Act?


The Ministry of Labour Report for 1933, pages 71 and 75, gives all these statistics except the separate figures for indirect claimants. These latter figures are being separately extracted and I will send them to the hon. Member as soon as they are available