HC Deb 19 March 1998 vol 308 c671W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what targets he has set Customs and Excise to assess their success rate in confiscating smuggled or bootlegged tobacco and alcohol; and if he will report their success in achieving these targets to Parliament annually. [34800]

Dawn Primarolo

For 1997–98 Customs planned to make detections of cross Channel smuggled excise goods worth £36.7 million in revenue. Results for the first 10 months (up to 31 January 1998) are £40.6 million.

Customs publicise their achievements against plans in their Annual Report, copies of which are placed in the House of Commons Library.