HC Deb 22 October 1973 vol 861 cc432-3W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many supplementary benefit recipients were detected in 1972 fraudulently obtaining overpayment of benefit in that year; how many were prosecuted; what was the average penalty in the range of penalties imposed; if he will give a breakdown of recipients by type of claim; and if he will give similar information for each of the national insurance benefits.

Mr. Dean

The information, so far as it is available, is:

based on girocheques which may be committed by people other than claimants.

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