Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Thirteenth and Fourteenth Report


Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from the Rt Hon Dr Marjorie Mowlam MP

Thank you for your letter of 28th June. I apologise for the delay in replying.

I received a one-off donation from Greg Dyke in 1994. I should stress that the contribution was of no personal benefit to me, but was to help towards the costs of my political responsibilities. The contribution came, not from an organisation or company, but from Mr Dyke in an individual capacity.

I declared this interest retrospectively in the Register of Members' Interests in January 1995, which was the earliest opportunity, I believe, for me to have done so. I consulted with the Registrar on the precise form of words I should use to describe any individual donations I received towards the Marjorie Mowlam Research Fund (a copy of his reply is attached). I had established the fund in 1992 for this purpose and referred to it in my entry whenever a donation was made.

I continued to seek support for the research fund in 1995 as I reported to Sir Gordon Downey in my note of 30th April 1996.

I believe I registered my interests properly under the rules applicable at the time, but I await your advice.

20 July 1999

Letter to Rt Hon Dr Marjorie Mowlam MP from the Registrar of Members' Interests

Thank you for your letter of today's date. I have made the amendments you request and attach a revised print out of your entry. You will see that in the case of the second item under category 4 I have changed the wording from "contributions from" to "donations to", which brings it into line with your previous entry. I hope that this agreeable to you.

12 January 1995

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