HC Deb 09 April 2003 vol 403 c334W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanisms have been put in place by his Department to identify second and further convictions for benefit fraud. [107006]

Malcolm Wicks

Following the implementation of the 'two-strikes' provision of the Social Security Fraud Act 2001, we have set up a special database to identify and track people prosecuted for benefit fraud more than once after 1 April 2002.