HL Deb 11 June 2002 vol 636 cc28-9WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 20 May (WA 76), what conclusions they draw from the fact that there have been only three convictions for illegal distilling of liquor in the past 10 years and none since 1996. [HL4485]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Customs is committed to tack ling all aspects of spirits fraud, and deploys resources in this area on the basis of relative risks, by far the greatest of which currently relates to diversion fraud.