HC Deb 20 March 2000 vol 346 c450W
Mr. Barron

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reports he has received of the level of tobacco smuggled into each European Union member state in each of the last five years. [115408]

Dawn Primarolo

No information on this basis has been published. HM Customs and Excise do have information on levels of tobacco smuggled into the UK but there is no standard reporting of levels of smuggling into each member state of the European Union.

Customs however regularly receive and give qualitative information from and to colleagues in other member states about tobacco smuggling.