HC Deb 19 April 2004 vol 420 c23W
Patrick Mercer

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost, per unit, of establishing manned UK customs points at(a) EU, (b) other European and (c) other destinations from which freight transport travels to Britain. [165108]

John Healey

UK Customs have only one staffed customs point outside the UK at Coquelles in France dealing with Channel Tunnel traffic. Customs do not keep records of the cost of dealing with individual freight units travelling through the Tunnel.