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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 44 - Illicit trade in tobacco [12479/14]. (13 Mar 2014)

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44. Deputy Damien English asked the Minister for Finance the total number of fines issued to importers of illicit tobacco products and sellers of illicit tobacco products for each of the years, 2011, 2012 and 2013; the total value of fines issued in monetary value for each of the years; the number of such fines that were paid in each of the years; the total value in monetary value of such fines that were paid in each of the years; the amount in monetary value of outstanding fines for each of the years; if he is satisfied with the level of compliance with such fines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12479/14] 

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan):  I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that numbers of fines imposed in the years in question in respect of offences relating to illicit tobacco products, and the total values of those fines, are as set out in the following table.

 

2011

2012

2013

No. of cases in which fines were imposed

118

92

62

Total value of fines imposed

€253,150

€248,100

€165,750

The Revenue Commissioners are not responsible for the collection of fines imposed by the Courts and would not have details about their payment.

Item Type
Dail Debates
Publication Type
Irish-related
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Crime prevention
Date
13 March 2014
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