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.
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.