HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 cc71-2W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of the figure of fraud in Disability Living Allowance set out in the Annexe to her report, "Beating Fraud is Everyone's Business", she estimates to result from errors by recipients. [52566]

Mr. Denham

As we have explained in the Green Paper "Beating Fraud is Everyone's Business: Securing the Future", estimating fraud in Disability Living Allowance (DLA) presents particular difficulties. This is because entitlement depends on care and mobility needs which are not easily estimated other than through the formal adjudication process. As a result the estimates of confirmed and strongly suspected fraud for DLA will include errors by customers. It is not possible to quantify these.