HC Deb 15 May 2002 vol 385 c646W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the estimated level of losses to fraud and corruption was in(a) her Department's Vote 1 budget and (b) her Department's Vote 2 budget for (i) 1999–2000 and (ii) 2000–01. [54702]

Estelle Morris

An estimate of the cost to my Department of cases involving fraud and corruption for the years in question is as follows:

Vote 1 Vote 2
1999–2000 4,548 52
2000–01 17,327 386
Total 21,875 438

The Vote 1 figure for 2000–01 includes one specific direct contractor fraud valued at £7.9 million. The figures represent 0.07 per cent. of the total Vote 1 spend and 0.006 per cent. of the total Vote 2 spend over the two years.

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