Lord Sheikh asked Her Majesty’s Government:
- What steps they will take to ensure that motor accident fraud becomes a policing priority within the national community safety policing plan, as recommended by their own review on this subject. [HL4412]
The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal): A wide-ranging cross-Whitehall review of fraud, which reported last year, recommended that the Home Secretary should consider making fraud a policing priority within the national community safety policing plan. The review made no recommendations specifically about motor accident fraud.
Key actions for the police, set out in the national community safety plan update published in November 2006, include the need to have strategies to address all major threats, including fraud.