Crime: Fuel Laundering

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

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asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much revenue has been lost as a result of fuel laundering and smuggling in County Armagh in each year since 2000.

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Estimates of the revenue lost through the illegal consumption of diesel and petrol in County Armagh, or indeed Northern Ireland, are not available because it is not yet possible to split revenue losses between those resulting from the illicit market and those from legitimate cross-border shopping. However, estimates of the total non-UK duty paid consumption for Northern Ireland are available and are reported in Measuring Indirect Tax Losses2006, which is published alongside the PBR and can be found in the Library of the House.

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