HC Deb 10 February 1984 vol 53 cc829-30W
Mr. Fatchett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the estimated savings arising from the work of the specialist claims control staff in the area of Leeds metropolitan district council in 1982 and in 1983; and if he will set out the statistical basis used in the calculation of the estimated savings.

Dr. Boyson

The estimated savings for 1982 and 1983 were £167,000 and £338,000 respectively. The method of calculating savings in respect of specialist claims control teams is that used for other anti-fraud activities, and I refer the hon. Member to appendix A of the statement placed in the Library by my hon. Friend the Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Sir H. Rossi) on 4 June 1981.—[Vol. 5, c.407.]