HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c116W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures are(a) in place and (b) planned to prevent the purchase of non-duty paid excise goods through the internet. [92767]

Dawn Primarolo

HM Customs and Excise are aware of the risks from this form of smuggling. Staff at postal and courier depots have been alerted and Customs are looking separately at the wider issues involved.