COMMONS

Fuel laundering and smuggling: Terms of Reference

The Committee welcomes submissions on all aspects of fuel laundering and smuggling in Northern Ireland. In particular, the Committee is interested in:
  • The amount and extent of fuel laundering and smuggling in Northern Ireland 

  • The impact of the border with the Republic of Ireland on this illicit trade, including the impact of devolution of justice and policing on cross border liaison to counter fuel laundering and smuggling

  • The role and effectiveness of the Organised Crime Task Force, and other ways to ease coordination between organisations involved in the fight against organised crime

  • The extent to which organised crime gangs profit from this loss to HM Revenue & Customs

  • Other smuggling activity that the same organised crime gangs might be involved in

  • The effectiveness of measures to counter fuel laundering and smuggling

  • The number of arrests, prosecutions, fines, confiscations, and other sanctions, aimed at punishing and deterring those involved in fuel laundering and smuggling

  • The technologies that are currently available, or being examined, by HMRC and other to address this problem

  • The damage to the environment as a result of the fuel laundering process