HC Deb 25 February 1975 vol 887 c116W
36. Mr. Kenneth Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what further steps are being taken to reduce fraud and abuse of the social security system.

Mr. O'Malley

Fraud and abuse must be tackled by sound day-to-day administration and by patient investigation of doubtful cases. We are constantly looking for ways of improving the effectiveness of this work, and if the hon. Member has any suggestions to put forward I shall be pleased to consider them.