HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 c997W
16. Mr. Dunn

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what measures he is taking to reduce order book fraud. [32779]

Mr. Lilley

I have recently announced a comprehensive programme of activities, which combine to secure the benefit system through increased accuracy and control and greatly reduced opportunities for abuse. The programme will virtually eliminate all instrument of payment fraud.

My Department takes order book fraud very seriously. Our investigators are increasingly effective at detecting and stopping fraud in this area. We will continue to bear down on fraud and abuse through increased use of information technology; more secure payment methods; and a robust system of verification for claims and payments.