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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Fraud Investigators

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Fraud Investigators on 30th January 1986.


Mr. Cohen Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many fraud investigators his Department employs; and what is his estimate of the amount of public money they saved in 1985.

Mr. Major [pursuant to his reply, 27 January 1986, c. 399]: In the financial year 1984-85, the latest period for which information is available, the equivalent of 2,195 staff were employed full-time on fraud investigation and benefit saving was estimated to be £103 million.