§ Mr. Meadowcroft
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the United States Government made representations to him seeking the initiation of legal action against Systime plc by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise in 1983 or 1984; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Brooke
In 1983–84, United Kingdom Customs undertook inquiries into the activities of Systime plc. No legal action was taken against the company following those inquiries. As is the rule with other investigating agencies, it is not the practice of customs to disclose the source of information, if any, in any investigation.