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Volume 709: debated on Monday 16 March 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much revenue is lost annually in Northern Ireland through the illegal sales of tobacco products. [HL2016]

Estimates for the revenue loss associated with illicit sales of cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco in the UK are estimated separately for 2002-03 to 2006-07 and are reported in Measuring Indirect Tax Gaps—2008 published by HMRC in November 2008, which is available in Library of the House.

Specific estimates for Northern Ireland are not available.