Taxation: VAT Carousel Fraud

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Steinberg Lord Steinberg Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What estimate they have made of the number of criminal groups involved in missing trader and carousel fraud.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

Unfortunately the requested information cannot be disclosed as to do so would undermine the measures introduced by HM Revenue and Customs to counter Missing Trader Intra-Community fraud and as such prejudice the assessment and collection of tax.

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