§ 86. Sir Edward Keeling
asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he is aware that offers of home employment have been sent to many disabled persons suffering from industrial injuries; and if he can say how their addresses were obtained from his Department.
§ Mr. Turton
My attention has been drawn to the case to which my hon. Friend refers. The records of claimants to National Insurance benefits are strictly confidential. Investigations have produced no evidence that addresses were obtained from my Department; if my hon. Friend has such evidence, I should be glad if he would let me have further details so that the matter may be further investigated.
§ 92. Sir E. Keeling
asked the Attorney-General whether his attention has been drawn to the activities of Mr. J. F. Davies, of the Victoria Press, 19, King Street, Yarmouth, who in return for a payment of 5s. offers bogus home employment to disabled persons whose addresses he has obtained; and whether proceedings will be taken for obtaining money under false pretences.
§ The Attorney-General
Yes. John Francis Davies has been arrested and charged, with other persons, with conspiracy to cheat and defraud certain of Her Majesty's liege subjects.