HC Deb 22 March 1976 vol 908 c19W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many of those convicted for abuse of social benefits in the latest year for which figures are available have had previous convictions of abuse.

Mr. O'Malley

Details of any previous convictions are normally available in individual cases at the time of consideration for proceedings, but records are not kept in a form which would enable total figures to be provided without disproportionate cost.