§ Mr. Fraser
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what claims were made by his Department on South London training and enterprise council for repayment of unsubstantiated claims made on his Department in earlier periods by the council.
§ Mr. Paice
During the last financial year, the Department claimed and recovered £10,000 as part of the routine visits under the financial appraisal and monitoring system. However, further substantive work undertaken by the Department and the National Audit Office identified a significant amount of unsubstantiated claims. At present, work is continuing with providers and the receiver to establish the final number of unsubstantiated claims for the last financial year. A similar exercise is also under way to establish the validity of the current year's unsubstantiated claims before 7 November 1994.