§ Harry Cohen
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2002,Official Report, column 918W, on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, how many of the accesses to communications data in relation to Customs and Excise led to (a) the recovery of VAT and (b) the prosecution of individuals; how many of the accesses to communications data in relation to the Inland Revenue led to (i) the recovery of tax and (ii) the prosecution of individuals; how much tax was recovered; and how many individuals were prosecuted. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
The information systems of neither department record the total tax recovered nor the number of prosecutions stemming directly from access to communications data. Consequently, this information could be obtained only at wholly disproportionate cost.