Below is the text of Mr Major’s Parliamentary written question on Benefits Fraud, published on 13th February 1980.
Mr. Major Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what further action he is taking against social security fraud and abuse.
Mr. Prentice: Efforts to control fraud and abuse have been inadequate for several years. Excellent work has been done by the staff working on these problems, but their numbers are insufficient. The main problems are people who work but purport to be unemployed, people who avoid taking work or mis-