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Fuel Smuggling

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

5. To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effect on the local economy of fuel smuggling in Northern Ireland. (277587)

Fuel fraud, like all other forms of criminal activity, has an adverse impact on the economy. Dealing with this issue remains a priority for me and all members of the Organised Crime Task Force.

In the past year over 800,000 litres of illegal fuel have been seized.