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Crime: Fuel Laundering

Volume 706: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many convictions there have been in County Armagh which are related to fuel smuggling since 1 January. [HL258]

Since 1 January there have been six convictions for the offence of being knowingly concerned in the evasion of duty for the County Court Division of Armagh and South Down. This figure relates to both smuggling and laundering of fuel.

Criminal investigation and prosecution for smuggling and laundering of fuel form only one part of HMRC's approach to tackling oils fraud in Northern Ireland, together with the investigation/prosecution of wider oils excise offences, combined with a strong regulatory control system and civil penalties regime.