Smuggling
Mike Penning
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many offences of smuggling of illegal and counterfeit tobacco were recorded in each of the last five years.
Mr. Timms
The information requested is not available.
The following table shows the number of cases brought and the number of criminals sentenced for tobacco offences in each of the last five years.
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| |Cases brought|Number of people sentenced|
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|2003-04|— |429 |
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|2004-05|— |204 |
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|2005-06|— |262 |
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|2006-07|237 |299 |
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|2007-08|192 |290 |
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