Drug Smuggling

- Wednesday, 31st January 2001

 

Mr. Lilley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many employees of HM Customs and Excise (a) are predominantly involved in tackling importation of illegal drugs and (b) have some responsibility for tackling importation of illegal drugs and how many employees there are in total; [146301]

(2) what proportion of the resources deployed by HM Customs and Excise are involved in dealing with the importation of illegal drugs. [146302]

Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 24 January 2001]: This information for resources deployed to the Protection of Society is contained within HM Customs & Excise‘s Annual Report 2000, a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library. The majority of these staff will be deployed on anti-drugs work.

 

 

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