HC Deb 09 April 1986 vol 95 c123W
Mr. Tim Smith

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the outcome of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise investigations at Johnson Matthey Bankers.

Mr. Brooke

Her Majesty's Customs and Excise have completed their inquiries at Johnson Matthey Bankers in connection with possible VAT offences in relation to gold bullion. I am informed by the commissioners that there are no grounds for prosecuting Johnson Matthey Bankers or any of its employees.

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