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House of Commons Hansard
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23 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated monetary value of smuggled cigarettes, tobacco and tobacco-related products which were seized was in each year since 1997. [321893]

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Data relating to the estimated value of smuggled tobacco products seized by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, and latterly the UK Border Agency, are only available going back to 2003.

Estimates of the total value i.e. the value of the goods and associated tax, in each year since 2003 are:

Goods and tax values of tobacco seizures border

Total (£ million)

Financial year

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Goods value

44.1

43.1

49

53.8

48.5

50.1

Tax

170.1

165

206.1

224.6

213.6

191.9

Total

214.2

208.1

255.1

278.5

262.2

242.1