Tax Evasion: Lancashire

Treasury written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) how many arrests have been made as part of investigations into (a) VAT fraud, (b) smuggling, (c) duty avoidance and (d) large-scale tax avoidance in Lancashire in each year since 2000;

(2) how many arrests were made by customs officers in Lancashire in each year since 2000.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Financial Secretary (HM Treasury) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

High-level data on arrest statistics are published in HM Revenue and Customs' Annual Reports. Copies of the Annual Reports are available in the Library of the House and online www.hmrc.gov.uk. The specific information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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