HC Deb 21 December 2000 vol 360 cc335-6W
Mr. Tynan

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to publicise the risk to consumers who purchase tobacco over the internet of the goods which they have purchased being seized by Her Majesty's Customs; and if he will make a statement. [143190]

Dawn Primarolo

In September, the Government launched a campaign designed to increase public awareness of tobacco smuggling. As part of this campaign, information has been placed on most of the major internet search engines to target anybody searching for cigarettes. This includes links through to a Customs and Excise web page which fully explains the legal implications of purchasing tobacco over the internet.