HL Deb 26 March 1998 vol 587 c247WA
Baroness Miller of Hendon

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 27 February (WA 117), whether the statement made by the Secretary of State for International Development in an interview in the New Statesman on 20 February to the effect that concealing earnings while receiving benefit should in some cases not continue to be treated as fraud represents government policy. [HL1048]

Lord Whitty

The noble Baroness appears to have misunderstood the Secretary of State for International Development's interview. That is not what she said, and it is not her view.