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Fuel Laundering

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will consider bringing forward measures to introduce an offence of fuel laundering. (186579)

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has responsibility for legislation relating to revenue offences.

We are working closely with HMRC in considering the creation of an absolute offence for fuel laundering to increase the powers available in tackling this crime.