HC Deb 28 July 2000 vol 354 cc1066-7W
Mr. Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 4 July 2000,Official Report, column 155W, when results for the extended measurement of Housing Benefit fraud will be available for all local authorities. [130177]

Angela Eagle

We plan to commence national measurement of standard Housing Benefit across all local authorities from April 2001. The first year of measurement will run to March 2002, with results expected to be available and published in the autumn of that year.

Mr. Tynan

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish for each Scottish local authority a breakdown for each of the last three years of Housing Benefit overpayments, in terms of(a) the numbers of overpayments and (b) the amounts involved for each category of claimant and fraudulent errors; and if he will express (b) as a percentage of (a). [132873]

Angela Eagle

The information is not available in the format requested.