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Organised Crime: Northern Ireland

Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

What is their estimate of the total value of organised crime in 2004 and 2005 in Northern Ireland through fuel laundering and smuggling. [HL7129]

Estimates of the total non-UK duty-paid consumption are available, and are reported in Measuring Indirect Tax Losses: 2005, which is published alongside the PBR and can be found in the Library of the House.

It is not yet possible to split revenue losses between those resulting from the illicit market and those from legitimate cross-border shopping.

Estimates for 2005 are due to be published at PBR later this year.