HC Deb 05 December 1991 vol 200 cc223-4W
Mr. McLeish

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) how many operations similar to Operation Scotcheck carried out on 13 November in Scotland have taken place in England and Wales; and if he has any plans to carry out operations similar to Operation Scotcheck in England and Wales;

(2) if he will make a statement on Operation Scotcheck carried out in Scotland on 13 November; if he will list the number of officers involved from each Department of Social Security district office in Scotland; what part was played in the operation by the Department of Social Security fraud section; what information was supplied by drivers stopped during the operation; how many of the drivers were interviewed by Department of Social Security staff on (a) 13 November and (b) subsequently; and what use was made of information supplied by the drivers.

Mr. Jack

The investigation of social security fraud is a matter for Mr. Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member shortly and copies will be placed in the Library and the Public Information Office.

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