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Dietary Supplements: Channel Islands

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the Exchequer of low-value consignment relief made available to businesses based in the Channel Islands for the import into the United Kingdom of food supplements and herbal remedies which either contain illegal ingredients or are marketed with illegal claims; what steps officials of his Department plan to take to ensure that HM Revenue and Customs addresses this issue; and if he will make a statement. (159998)

No estimate has been made.

HMRC continue to enforce their border controls to prevent the import of prohibited goods.