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|5 Sep 2017, 9:09 a.m.||Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)||Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)|
Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many prosecutions there have been in England for the illegal sub-letting of local authority or housing association property in the last year for which information is available; and what the largest penalty imposed for such an offence was.
Answered by Alok Sharma - Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
The number of defendants proceeded against for offences under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013, by offence, in England, during 2016, can be viewed in the table:
During that period, the highest fine amounts imposed on offenders found guilty for offences under this Act were £1,500. However, the most serious penalties issued were two suspended sentences.