HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c119W
Ms Jenny Jones

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the loss of income to the Exchequer from illegally imported beer. [6236]

Dawn Primarolo

Customs and Excise estimate that the total revenue (excise duty plus VAT) evaded through smuggling of beer into the UK, excluding any amounts for commercial fraud, is some £110 million per annum.