HL Deb 20 May 2002 vol 635 c76WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many convictions for the illegal distilling of liquor there have been in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years. [HL4236]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Customs investigations have led to three people being convicted over the past 10 years of operating an illicit still in Northern Ireland. The convictions were in 1993 (one), 1994 (one) and 1996 (one).