Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Fraud Staff on 11th June 1986.
Dr. Godman Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the answer of 5 June, how many of the 500 extra staff for social security fraud work will be found (a) in Scotland and (b) in the Strathclyde region.
Mr. Major Final decisions have not yet been taken. but it is expected that about 80 additional fraud staff will be allocated to Scotland. Strathclyde falls within the boundaries of three management groups, each of which will he covered by a benefit fraud team.