§ 38. Mr. Ainger
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many investigations the fraud investigation department has carried out in the last five years.
§ Mr. Jonathan Evans
The number of investigations carried out by the fraud investigation section of the Legal Aid Board in the last five years to March 1995 is 4,600.
In addition, the Benefits Agency, which deals with means assessment for civil legal aid, carried out 29,108 investigations in the last five years between November 1990 and March 1995.