James Sunderland questions the Government on the welfare system

James Sunderland questions the Government about tackling fraud in the welfare system and helping people back into work.

Fraud and Error in Welfare System

James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)

5. What steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of fraud and error in the welfare system. (900974)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (David Rutley)

In May this year, we published “Fighting Fraud in the Welfare System”, which details our proposals for reducing fraud and error, including legislative change and closer working across Government.

James Sunderland 

The claimant rate in Bracknell is way below the national average. My constituency enjoys high employment, but we still have lots of job vacancies. What steps is the Department therefore taking to ensure that the remaining claimants are helped into work?

David Rutley 

With a record 1.3 million vacancies, our focus is not only on tackling fraud but on continuing to help people to get back into work and to progress in their careers. A multi-billion-pound plan for jobs will continue to help our constituents and people across the UK to find work and progress in employment.