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Customs: Patrol Craft

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many customs patrol boats there are based on the Fylde coast; and where they are based. (223694)

UK Border Agency cutters are deployed on an intelligence-led basis to areas of highest risk. It is long standing HM Revenue and Customs policy not to divulge details of operational deployments or locations as these could provide information of value to those seeking to circumvent relevant controls, thereby prejudicing the prevention of crime.