HC Deb 01 May 2001 vol 367 cc595-6W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what the recorded rate of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit fraud was in Scotland in each year since 1997. [159697]

Mr. Rooker

The information requested is not available.

At the start of April this year we began the Housing Benefit Review which will, for the first time, deliver a continuous, comprehensive, national measurement of programme loss through fraud and error in Housing Benefit.