§ Mr. Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 13 June 2000,Official Report, column 606W, on the Social Security Administration (Fraud) Act 1997, (a) how many of those local authorities who have reported the appointment of an inspector have a serving inspector at present and (b) how many inspectors are serving at present. 
§ Angela Eagle
The figures in my Written Answer on 13 June 2000,Official Report, column 606W, referred to the number of inspectors currently serving. Since then, the Department has been notified of the appointment of one additional inspector, bringing the total currently serving up to 720 in 209 local authorities.