HC Deb 25 October 1995 vol 264 cc710-1W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total number of cases of all forms of fraud committed by employees of his(a) Department, (b) agencies and, (c) non-departmental public bodies, for each year from 1991–92 to 1994–95; and for each of these years, what was the total monetary sum (i) misappropriated in such frauds and (ii) subsequently recovered. [39136]

Mr. Boswell

[holding answer 24 October 1995]: The analysis of reported cases of fraud committed by employees of the Department and its agencies is set out in the table:

Financial year Number cases Value Amount recovered
1991–92 6 £3,000 See note
1992–93 3 £1,000 See note
1993–94 4 £14,000 £5,000 recovered
£5,000 not recovered
£4,000 under prosecution
1 —Still under investigation—
1994–95 No new cases

Details of amounts recovered for earlier years are not readily available.

Details of frauds committed by staff of non-departmental public bodies for 1991–92 are not readily available. No frauds have been reported to the Department in respect of the years 1992–93 onwards.

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