HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 c359W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Inland Revenue staff are permitted to make tape recordings of interviews with taxpayers without the knowledge or consent of the taxpayer; and if he will include provisions in the taxpayers charter and in departmental guidance manuals so as to preclude such recordings being made.

Mr. Dorrell

Existing guidance for inspectors of taxes tells them that they should not make a tape recording of an interview.