HC Deb 28 March 2001 vol 365 cc648-9W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimates Her Majesty's Customs and Excise has made of the extent of excise duty lost in the smuggling of fuel; and what targets he has set for the reduction of smuggling of tobacco, alcohol and fuel. [155944]

Dawn Primarolo

Customs have made no estimates relating specifically to excise duty lost from the smuggling of fuel into the UK.

Customs' targets for reducing tobacco smuggling and cross-Channel alcohol smuggling are set out in the "Tackling Tobacco Smuggling" document published on 22 March 2000, a copy of which is available in the Library. There is no specific target for fuel.