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Currency Smuggling

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many Britons were prosecuted for currency smuggling by the Treasury in 1972, 1973 and 1974, respectively;(2) how many prosecutions were taken out by the Treasury in 1972, 1973 and 1974, respectively, against Britons for currency smuggling, and were settled out of court.

Legal action against smuggling is the responsibility of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise. Information about the nationality of offenders is not readily available. The total number of cases is as follows:

Persons prosecutedSettlements in lieu of prosecution
1972331,074
197340879
1974572,206