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Crime: Fuel Laundering

Volume 696: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much revenue they consider they have lost during the past appropriate 12 months due to fuel laundering in County Armagh. [HL361]

Estimates of the revenue lost through the illegal consumption of diesel and petrol in County Armagh, or indeed Northern Ireland, are not available because it is not yet possible to split revenue losses between those resulting from the illicit market and those from legitimate cross-border shopping. However, estimates of the total non-UK duty paid consumption for Northern Ireland are available and are reported in Measuring Indirect Tax Losses—2007, which is published alongside the 2007 Pre-Budget Report and can be found in the Library of the House