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10 November 2009

Billions Lost Through Benefit Fraud Unacceptable

John Barrett, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, today called on those responsible for failing to get to grips with benefit  fraud and error after it was revealed that £3bn in benefits were overpaid last year.

Mr Barrett has demanded an urgent commons debate on benefit overpayment during a recession.

John Barrett said:

“The current benefits system is so complicated that even the officials themselves struggle to understand it.

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