Clearing some old papers recently, I came across this little gem from The Times of 4 June 1998:
"Caught in the act
Frank Field. the Minister for Welfare Reform, is to appeal to makers of television soap operas and of "kitchen sink" movies to show benefit fraudsters being caught and prosecuted. Mr Field said he wanted to promote an anti-fraud culture".
Frank Field watches over an Eastenders script meeting at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire.