HL Deb 19 January 2005 vol 668 cc109-10WA
Lord Berkeley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 21 December 2004 (WA 140 ), what evidence, if any, they have of diesel fuel-related fraud, organised crime or poor security among rail freight operators; and, if there is such evidence, what action they have taken to bring it to the notice of the operators concerned. [HL622]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

At present Customs have no evidence of organised crime or serious fuel related fraud among rail operators. There are examples of poor security in some instances. Customs are working with those operators and British Transport Police to minimise opportunities for fraud.