HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c20W
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. [51902]

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.

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