HC Deb 11 May 1988 vol 133 c176W
Mr. Thurnham

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many cases of suspected fraudulent claims by hospital consultants were investigated during 1987; in how many cases fraud was discovered; how much money was involved; and what further action is being taken to prevent further instances.

Mr. Newton

This information is not collected centrally. It is the responsibility of health authorities to carry out any necessary checks on claims submitted by all NHS employees, including consultants.