§ 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.