HC Deb 31 October 2001 vol 373 c752W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the level of housing benefit fraud. [10460]

Malcolm Wicks

The latest estimate for the monetary value of fraud and error in housing benefit was published in the report "National Housing Benefit Accuracy Review 97/98" which is in the Library. In April this year we set up the housing benefit review which will deliver an on-going measurement of fraud and error in housing benefit.