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Customs: Newhaven

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of vehicles which were stopped by Customs officers at Newhaven in 2006. (128511)

This information cannot be disclosed as this would provide information of value to those seeking to circumvent HM Revenue and Customs’ controls, thereby prejudicing the prevention and detection of crime.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what seizures of illegal goods there were at Newhaven in each year from 1997 to date, broken down by (a) type and (b) quantity of goods. (128516)

National seizures made by HM Revenue and Customs and HM Customs and Excise since 1997 are published in the Annual Reports for HM Revenue and Customs and HM Customs and Excise. The figures for the year ending 31 March 2006 will be published in the next Annual Report.

Information at a regional or local level cannot be disclosed as this would provide information of value to those seeking to circumvent HM Revenue and Customs’ controls, thereby prejudicing the prevention and detection of crime.