Tobacco: Smuggling

Home Office written question – answered am ar 24 Mawrth 2015.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent Border Force staff worked on implementing the Government's Tackling Tobacco Smuggling strategy in each year since 2010-11.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Border Force cannot provide the information requested without incurring disproportionate costs. Border Force adopts an intelligence-led approach to all its customs activities so that its multi-functional resources can be deployed as effectively as possible in line with the latest threat assessments. Efforts to tackle tobacco smuggling are one of a number of customs activities undertaken by Border Force officials.

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