To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the loss of revenue arising from cigarette smuggling across the land border with the Republic of Ireland.
The information requested is not available.
Estimates of total revenue losses associated with the cigarette illicit market for the UK are published in “Tobacco Tax Gap estimates: 2012-13”. These estimates cannot be disaggregated by country or by the type of illicit activity e.g. through smuggling, counterfeiting or other fraud.