Vat

Treasury written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Shadow Financial Secretary

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value was of criminal VAT evasion prevented by HM Customs and Excise in (a) 1999–2000, (b) 2000–01 and (c) 2001–02 to date.

Photo of Mr Paul Boateng Mr Paul Boateng Financial Secretary, HM Treasury, The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The value of criminal evasion prevented by Customs while investigating rose from £618 million in 1999–2000 to £993 million in 2000–01. Figures showing the total value of revenue evasion prevented by Customs in 2001–02 will be published in due course.

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