§ Mr. Timms
Operational matters are the responsibility of the Benefits Agency Chief Executive, Peter Mathison. He will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Peter Mathison to Mr. Frank Field, dated 16 June 1999:The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many fraud cases the Benefit Agency Security and Investigation Service has brought to a successful conclusion in this financial year; and if he will break this figure down by administrative region.As at 31 May 1999, the BASIS has brought to a successful conclusion thirty one cases in the Southern Area and thirty six in the Northern Area.I hope that this is helpful.