WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2002
Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair
|Mr Richard Bacon||Mr George Howarth
|Mr Ian Davidson||Mr Nigel Jones
|Geraint Davies||Mr George Osborne
|Mr Frank Field||Mr David Rendel
|Mr Barry Gardner||Mr Gerry Steinberg
|Mr Nick Gibb||Mr Alan Williams
Sir John Bourn KCB, Comptroller and Auditor General, was further
The Committee deliberated.
Mr Brian Glicksman, Treasury Officer of Accounts, was further
The Customs and Excise Standard Report 2000-2001: Tobacco Smuggling
(Appropriation Accounts 2000-2001 Volume 16: Class XVI, Departments
of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, HC 335-XVI) was further considered.
Mr Gareth Davis, Chief Executive, Mr Bruce Davidson, Managing
Director, and Mr John Dibble, General Manager, Economic Affairs,
Imperial Tobacco Plc, were examined; and Mr Mike Wells, Director,
Law Enforcement Policy, HM Customs and Excise, was further examined
The Chairman declared a non-pecuniary interest in having received
hospitality in the last Parliament from tobacco companies, which
may have included Imperial Tobacco Plc.
The witnesses were further examined.
The witnesses withdrew.
The Committee further deliberated (informal briefing by HM Customs
and the National Audit Office on Customs and Excise Standard Report
2000-01: Tobacco Smuggling).
[Adjourned until Monday 24 June at Four o'clock.