HC Deb 20 May 2002 vol 386 c46W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many criminal offences have been(a) created and (b) abolished by his Department since 1997. [55426]

Malcolm Wicks

Nine offences have been created since 1997 and four have been abolished.

The offences created in the Social Security (Fraud) Act 1997 were modified by the Social Security Fraud Act 2001. The modification involved repeal and redraft of four of the offences.