§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Chancellor of of the Exchequer whether he is satisfied as to the conduct of the value added tax officials who were found in the case of Wat (trading as Kam Tong Restaurant) v. Customs and Excise to have extracted a false confession from a taxpayer who was scared as he had been warned that he might be imprisoned or deported.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 4th December 1978; Vol. 959, c. 508]. gave the following answer:760W
I am satisfied that the confession was not obtained under duress, but in accordance with the Judges' Rules.