Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Ceisteanna (115)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

115. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the percentage of illicit tobacco products and-or non-Irish-paid tobacco here in tabular form; the percentage of these products that are cigarettes, illicit whites or counterfeit; the relevant applicable breakdown for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51957/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that it jointly conducts an annual survey with the HSE’s Office of Tobacco Control to provide an estimate of the level of illegal tobacco usage in Ireland.

Based on the annual survey results, the information requested by the Deputy for the years 2009 to 2018 is available on the Revenue website at link: https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/documents/research/tobacco-products-research-results-2018.pdf.

Results from the 2019 survey, which is currently in progress, are expected to be published in the first half of 2020.