HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 c331W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many extra staff were recruited by his Department in Scotland in the past year to investigate alleged social security fraud; and how many are employed in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee.

Mr. Rossi

Of the 1,050 extra staff made available to counter social security fraud and abuse in 1980–81, 106 were allocated to Scotland. Of these, 25 were deployed in Glasgow, four in Aberdeen, 12 in Edinburgh and six in Dundee.