Treasury Committee Press Notice No. 13

Session 2004-05 10 March 2005


The Treasury Committee will publish its Fourth Report, Excise Duty Fraud (HC 126) on Tuesday 15 March at 00.01 hours. Embargoed copies of the Report will be available to witnesses, government departments and accredited members of the press from 11 am until noon on Monday 14 March at the Reception Desk at 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA.  Copies will also be available in the Press Gallery, House of Commons from 11 am.

The Report examines the level of excise duty fraud and Customs' strategies for tackling tobacco smuggling, alcohol fraud and oils fraud.

Michael Fallon MP, the Chairman of the Treasury Sub-committee which undertook the inquiry, will be available for interview on Monday 14 March (tel: 0797 367 6506).

Reports can be purchased from the Stationery Office Bookshops (tel: 0870 600 5522). The full text will also be available on the Internet ( at or before 3.30 pm on the day of publication.

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The Treasury Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Treasury, the Inland Revenue, Customs and Excise and associated public bodies. All Members of the Committee are Members of the Sub-committee.

Rt Hon John McFall (Chairman), L, Dumbarton
Mr Nigel Beard, L, Bexleyheath and Crayford
Mr Jim Cousins, L, Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Angela Eagle, L, Wallasey
Mr Michael Fallon, C, Sevenoaks, (Sub-committee Chairman)
Rt Hon David Heathcoat-Amory, C, Wells
Norman Lamb, Lib Dem, North Norfolk
John Mann, L,  Bassetlaw
Mr George Mudie, L, Leeds East
Mr James Plaskitt, L, Warwick and Leamington
Mr Robert Walter, C, North Dorset