Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much benefit he estimates was

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    fraudulently claimed by claimants using false identities in 2002?03. [140565]

    Mr. Pond: The Cabinet Office Study on Identity Fraud published in July 2002 estimated that between ?20 and ?50 million annually of benefit fraud was a result of benefit claims using false identities.

    This estimate remains valid

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