HC Deb 28 June 1982 vol 26 cc221-2W
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.