HC Deb 04 March 1999 vol 326 cc863-4W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many dogs there were in the Drug Sniffer Dog Unit at Plymouth prior to its closure.[73652]

Dawn Primarolo

[holding answer 1 March 1999]: The Customs drugs dog unit at Plymouth comprises of three dogs. The unit is still operational. Customs managers in the south-west are currently reviewing the local deployment of anti-smuggling resources; closure is only one of a number of options currently being considered.

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