HC Deb 13 June 2000 vol 351 cc606-7W
Mr. Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the local authorities that do not have a serving inspector appointed under section 110 of the Social Security Administration (Fraud) Act 1997. [125099]

Angela Eagle

[holding answer 8 June 2000]209 local authorities have reported the appointment of a total of 719 inspectors empowered to make relevant inquiries and examine documents.

Local authorities fraud investigators are also able to ask their local Benefits Agency inspectors to use their powers in order to obtain information for the authority.

A list of local authorities, which have not reported the appointment of a currently serving inspector, has been placed in the Library.