§ Mr. Moss
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what resources are being deployed by Customs and Excise to counter the illegal importation of petroleum products into Northern Ireland. 
§ Mr. Geoffrey Robinson
Customs and Excise are currently deploying local anti-smuggling, intelligence, antifraud VAT audit staff, as well as national investigation officers, to tackle the problem of cross-border smuggling of duty paid fuel into Northern Ireland for resale. Customs are also working closely with other authorities, including the Royal Ulster Constabulary.