HC Deb 10 February 1995 vol 254 cc458-9W
Mr. Miller

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what instruction he gave to ensure the fundamental expenditure review has no detrimental effect on activities surrounding anti-drug smuggling.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

The terms of reference I agreed for the fundamental expenditure review included the need to determine the scope for improved effectiveness and efficiency of all work areas, including anti-drug smuggling. The outcome is that by putting greater emphasis on quality results in terms of seizures and concentrating even more on drug-trafficking organisations, Customs and Excise is confident that its success rate will be enhanced, and it has set targets to reflect this.

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