Written Answers. - Fraud Cases.

555.

asked the Minister for the Environment the amount of money known to have been lost to his Department through acts of fraud emanating from (a) within and (b) outside his Department in the years 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983; and the general areas in his Department in which such acts of fraud occurred.

The total amount of money lost in the years mentioned, where fraud has been established, was £106. This loss, which occurred in 1981, related to the house improvement grant scheme and emanated from outside my Department. The person concerned was apprehended and convicted by the Courts. A number of other cases are being investigated but at this stage no fraud can be regarded as having been established.

556.

asked the Minister for Defence the amount of money known to have been lost to this Department through acts of fraud emanating from (a) within and (b) outside his Department in the years 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983; and the general areas in his Department in which such acts of fraud occurred.

The amount of money known to have been lost to my Department, where fraud was established, in the years 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983 is nil.

557.

asked the Minister for the Public Service the amount of money known to have been lost to his Department through acts of fraud emanating from (a) within and (b) outside his Department in the years 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983; and the general areas in his Department in which such acts of fraud occurred.

No known amounts of money were lost to my Department through acts of fraud during the years in question.