HL Deb 20 May 2002 vol 635 c76WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many convictions for the illegal importation of fuel there have been in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years. [HL4235]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The numbers of successful prosecutions in Northern Ireland for the illegal importation of fuels are as follows:

Year Number
1995–96 1
1996–97 Nil
1997–98 1
1998–99 3
1999–2000 3
2000–01 1

Customs has no record of prosecutions for fuel smuggling prior to the financial year 1995–96.