§ Mr. Turner
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue he estimates has been lost to Customs and Excise as a result of the smuggling of beers, wines and spirits in the last year. 
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
It is difficult to calculate the true extent of smuggling. Assuming a detection rate of one in 20 would suggest, for the 12 months to 31 January 1995, a revenue loss relating to alcohol in the order of £37 million.