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Customs And Excise

Volume 406: debated on Friday 23 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department has had with the Home Office on Customs and Excise"s business plans to cut frontline anti-smuggling staff across the UK; and if he will make a statement. [114978]

There will be no cut in overall frontline law enforcement staff across the UK. As a result of the new money announced in the Chancellor"s budget statement, Customs anti-smuggling and border security resources will increase overall over the next three years.