HC Deb 21 October 1994 vol 248 c374W
Mr. Spellar

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his Department's latest estimate for the losses to the Revenue from illegal imports of tobacco products.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Forecasting levels of smuggling is extremely difficult. A broad estimate derived from amounts seized has been made of £35 million on revenue loss from all smuggling of excise goods. Work is continuing to improve estimation in this sector.