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UK Border Agency: Standards

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what revenue protection targets have been set for the UK Border Agency. (223102)

[holding answer 10 September 2008]: Revenue protection targets for the UK Border Agency were published on the 3 April 2008 as part of the UK Border Agency Business Plan, April 2008 to March 2011.

The targets are to:

1. Seize in the range of 1.4 to 1.9 billion illicit cigarettes targeted on the UK.

2. Seize in the range of 175 to 375 tonnes of illicit hand rolling tobacco targeted on the UK.

3. Increase by 5 per cent. over 2007-08 totals the number of frontier interceptions of high risk alcohol consignments which are referred for sanctions.

4. Increase by 10 per cent. over 2007-08 totals the number of seizures of commercial consignments of spirits referred for additional sanctions.