Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from the Rt Hon David Heathcoat-Amory MP
I am writing to refer to you a further apparent breach
of House of Commons rules by Mr Geoffrey Robinson MP.
I enclose an extract from a Companies House listing
showing past and present members of the JCT Property Company which
owned property and unit trusts worth £800,000.
It appears that Mr Robinson held jointly with his stepmother one
third of the shares and that he ceased to hold the shares on 3
November 1997, three months after the deadline for Members of
Parliament to register their interests after the General Election.
It is not clear whether these shares were held personally
or in the capacity as trustee, in which case it is relevant to
ask the status of the trust and its beneficiaries.
As you know, the rules of the House of Commons require
Members to register any shareholding worth more than £25,000
or which constitutes more than 1 per cent of a company.
I hope that you will look carefully into this matter.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
5 March 1999
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