§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the value of fraudulently imported textiles and clothing seized by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise in 1981; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
Since my reply to my hon. Friend on 23 March—[Vol. 20, c.329]—the figure has been revised and the total seizures of textiles and clothing for 1981 now stand at £1.9 million. I am satisfied with the effectiveness of the overall measures applied by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise within the resources available to it.