§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of cases of theft or fraud which were (a) reported to management, (b) reported to the police and (c) in which prosecutions took place in the National Health Service in England in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984.
§ Mr. John Patten
The number of cases of theft. fraud and arson etc. reported to the Department was as follows:
Number 1979–80 3,540 1980–81 3,923 1981–82 4,049 1982–83 4,289 1983–84 4,181
We do not collect centrally the other information requested.