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Social Security Benefits: East of England

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 220272, tabled on 9 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of benefit fraud which was attributable to identity fraud for each benefit in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire,(c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk in each year since 2005 for which figures are available.

Answered on

16 January 2015

As no central record is kept detailing the information the MP is requesting, this information could only be provided by examining individual investigation files. This could only be conducted at disproportionate time and cost.