Pirate Videos/DVDs

Treasury written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) value of pirate (i) videos and (ii) DVDs seized by Customs and Excise since 1 January 2003; what the titles of the videos and DVDs were; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

In 2003 HM Customs and Excise seized a total of 342,612 DVDs to the value of £5,223,629 and a total of 1,151 videos to the value of £10,003. Information about the titles of these videos and DVDs is not held centrally. Statistics for seizures under Intellectual Property Rights legislation are published by the European Commission.

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