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Social Security Benefits: Havering

Question for Attorney General

UIN 209736, tabled on 26 September 2014

To ask the Attorney General, how many recipients of benefits resident in the London Borough of Havering have been prosecuted as a result of fraudulent claims in each year since January 2011.

Answered on

14 October 2014

Since April 2012, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been responsible for prosecuting benefit fraud offences investigated by the DWP and Local Authorities. The CPS does not hold data for prosecutions of benefit fraud prior to April 2012.

Furthermore the CPS does not keep records of prosecutions of benefit fraud by recipients of benefits resident in the London Borough of Havering.

To produce this information would require reviewing individual case files which would incur disproportionate cost.

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Attorney General