Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (209)

Seán Kenny

Question:

209. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners plan to have a confidential e-mail address for members of the public to report illegal cigarettes smuggling; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31741/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised that the Revenue Commissioners are in the process of reviewing their confidential channels available to the public to report illegal activity in relation to tobacco, including smuggling and illegal selling. The provision of a confidential email address is one option which is under consideration. I am also advised that Revenue have a confidential tobacco telephone/hotline that is available on a 24-hour basis. Members of the public are encouraged to contact this hotline 1800-295-295 with any information pertaining to illegal activity.

Question No. 210 answered with Question No. 98.