HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c758W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many hits the Targeting Fraud website has received; how many cases of suspected fraud have been reported to the website; how many of these suspected cases have been investigated; how many of them have led to a successful prosecution; and how many of them have led to a custodial sentence. [126563]

Mr. Pond

Information is not collated centrally on sentences imposed by the courts where successful prosecutions have resulted from the Targeting Fraud Website. The available information is in the table.

Targeting fraud website
Number of hits Number of 'report a cheat' forms submitted Number of cases accepted for investigation Number of successful prosecutions
2000–011 1,431,093 3,808 319 0
2001–02 222,421 8,453 1,067 4
2002–03 123,575 8,309 1,201 20

1The 'report a cheat' online form was introduced in May 2000.

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