Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    False Identity

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the (a) estimated annual number of people and (b) amount of tax unpaid by people using false identities, broken down by (i) VAT, (ii) other Customs and Excise duties and (iii) Inland Revenue taxes; and how much he estimates would have been prevented if everyone had been required to possess an ID card. [69311]

    Dawn Primarolo: HM Customs and Excise and the Inland Revenue do not keep records of the number of people specifically using false identifies involving VAT, Customs or Excise frauds nor in connection with tax evasion.

    Written Questions 16 July 2002 c256W