HC Deb 22 July 1983 vol 46 c265W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the answer on 13 July, Official Report, c. 368, how many prosecutions there have been since 1976 of moneylenders holding child benefit order books as a pledge or as security for a debt; and how many prosecutions are currently in process.

Mr. Newton

Statistics relating to prosecutions in this type of case are not separately maintained, but there have been at least 28 since 1976.