HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 c538W
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:

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.