§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if any member of his Department's investigation branch has been transferred or prosecuted as a result of expense claims or social security claims in the past five years.
§ Mr. Waddington
Three members of the Department's staff employed in an investigative capacity have been prosecuted as a result of offences concerning social security claims in the past five years. All have been convicted. One has been dismissed, one has resigned and the third awaits sentence. No member of staff has been transferred or prosecuted in the last five years for offences in connection with expenses claims.