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Social Security Fraud Act 2001

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13.DSS distributed over 800 copies of the consultation document “Safeguarding Social Security: Getting the information we need” in July 2000 to major utility companies, authorities administering Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit, major trade associations, the insurance and banking sectors, claimants' and civil liberties groups, the Information Commissioner and other potentially interested parties including members of the public. The document was also available on the DSS website. DSS received 65 responses to the consultation document. A summary of responses was placed in the libraries of both Houses of Parliament.

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